Works

  • 2002/3
  • 2002/3
  • 2002/3
    134.6 x 140.6cm
  • 2002/3
  • 2002/3
    134.6 x 140.6cm
  • 2002/3
    134.6 x 140.6cm
  • 2002/3

    134.6 x 140.6cm

  • 2002/3
  • 2002/3
  • 2002/3

    134.6 x 140.6cm

Gone Astray Details (2002/3)

Gone Astray is a series in two groups, formed of Gone Astray - Portraits and Gone Astray - Details. Both series were the result of a year-long residency for The London University Of The Arts. The work proposes a series of twinned (and conflicting) themes - the urban and the rural and the real and the artificial. Each image is styled and staged to assume a documentary context and uses the diagrammatical language of a solitary hand as guide.

“In the Details, as we contemplate the signs of unseen subterranean forces in the city, there is, again, a consciously hamstaginess, the shallow flash-lit revelations of Weegee and Brassai, forced to comply with the more whimsical priorities of an urban nature trail. Here and elsewhere, there is a sense that Strand is always smiling behind the camera, the sober formal or narratives dialogue between image and audience are forever being thrown into confusion.”
David Chandler, 2009