Friday, October 19, 2007

Kate Emerson

Fellow Mass Art student Kate Emerson has been working on a impressive project of digitally composited, panoramic photographs. Her images depict commonplace, domestic environments and objects that are at once both familiar and strange. She photographed most of the images from this series at her father's house, envisioning what occurs in her absence. Kate is evaluating aspects of her familial past while simultaneously creating her own history within each composited photograph.

The panoramic format lends itself strongly to narrative possibilities, allowing the viewer to "read" the photograph, much like they would a book, from left to right or vice versa. Kate has utilized this aspect of the format quite nicely. Her photographs render domestic scenes with beautiful loneliness and mystery, hinting at something beneath the surface of regularity.

All photographs © Kate Emerson