Edition of 150
C-Type photographic print
Paper Size: 457 x 356 mm
Image Size: 407 x 306 mm
Signed on front and numbered on reverse
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For the series of pictures called ‘Night Water’, Sam Taylor-Johnson photographed Aaron Johnson late at night in the pool of the Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles. Transformed by the blurring effects of the water, the figure takes on a painterly appearance, giving the photograph an otherworldly quality that transcends its setting. The chiaroscuro and limited palette bring to mind Pictorialism, the early Modernist movement in photography that strived to make pictures that were haunting and evocative, stirring the viewer’s imagination. As is often the case, Taylor-Johnson has used the body as an expressive instrument to conjure deep, elemental emotions.
Sam Taylor-Johnson makes photographs and films that examine, through highly charged scenarios, our shared social and psychological conditions. Her work examines the split between reality and appearance, often placing her human subjects — either individually or collectively — in situations where the interior and exterior self is visibly in conflict. Sam Taylor-Johnson was born in 1967 and lives and works in London.
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