The Speed of Light, The Speed of Me.

Through this new 2018 experimental work ‘The Speed of Light, The Speed of Me’ John plays with photography’s ability to distort time and scale and make the familiar, something other. Exploring the connections between the playful creativity of art making and the structures and values of universal constants, John is able to orientate the scale of his own existence in relation to the vastness of our globalised world.

Working with some of the earliest photographic processes, cyanotypes (sun prints) and pinhole cameras and combining them with the latest in digital technology, John explores conceptual ideas of time and scale through the material behaviour of the captured images. From the fagile and fleeting existence of the solargraph, to digital captures with handheld exposures of more than 8 minutes, these works are as much performance as they are image.