Photography has this unique way of presenting reality. We believe what is shown to us, because unlike painting, drawing, etc. photography represents the world 1:1. There is a level of truthfulness and believability to a photo. The facade of a construction site simulates a lush forest, but fails to conceal what is being constructed. I’m interested in these visual ironies. The enlarged images of a forest present what is being constructed as natural, inviting, and friendly. When the truth is this
building is cold, drab, and manufactured. It depicts a false reality. They’re not really building a forest, but a concrete skyscraper dug five levels into the earth’s surface. So the image is funny and its ironic but its playing with something much deeper I believe. What do we believe about the truthfulness of images? Do we just take things for face value? What about the things we encounter on a daily basis? The people we interact with? We are faced with these questions on a daily basis.