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Skin Of The Sea

Photography

 

Medium
Pigment Print on Fine-Art Photo Paper

Dimensions
Series 1 : 60 x 80 cm

Edition
[each print a unique non-reproducible work]

Date
2015 – ongoing

 

At the heart of this series of works lies my mistrust of the photographic surface. I am searching for ways to puncture the immaculate appearance of photographs, to work against the awe their glossy surface evokes. For the first series (37°11’59.14”N , 26°47’58.68”E) I worked with 35 mm film. Close-up shots of shallow water and waves taken at the exact location the title indicates – 37°11’59.14”N , 26°47’58.68”E – were printed on heavy, fine art photo-paper. I then revisited the exact spot where I shot the images and relinquished each print to the surge of the waves. The thin web of fissures and other abrasion marks on the photographic surface is what the natural element adds to its photographic representation. Partially destroying the image it lends it a new, tactile dimension.

 

 [series 1] : 37°11’59.14”N , 26°47’58.68”E

stefanos pavlakis_HIDDEN PLEASURES 1

stefanos pavlakis_HIDDEN PLEASURES 2