Tim Davis

Ililluminations

February 2006

Description

In Ililluminations I am photographing grand and gorgeous failures of light to sync up to its supposed functions: Braille billboards, odd elaborate shadows behind figurative sculptures, spring pear blossoms arc lit into oblivion, neon cones to no one. I am interested in light that obscures as it illumines, that overstates and overblows, and in some cases, that fails to appear at all. You can sift through any photographer’s amassed images and find moments when the light shifts from something that describes to something that is described; moments when the photographer has seen–or better, understood — the light. – Tim Davis

 

Softcover, 24 pages
Poem by Robert Fitterman