“People the Pictures Weren’t Of”

The principal source of information used to be Magazines with reproduced Photographs and text. The images contained the primary subject matter selected by the photographer as a visual of the relevant story or event. In most images there are representations of people who are not the primary subject matter and therefore of no importance to the primary purpose of the image. In this group of Photographs, I re-ordered the hierarchy and made them, “the people the picture weren’t of”, the essential focus of the new image. They then become “THE” story and the reason for the picture’s existence, as well as the purveyors of a new “Truth”.

1998

20x24 Polaroids / Assistance Polaroid Corporation