Black, Peter Date
1984 See full details
A rarity among photographers, Black still develops his own black and white film and makes his own silver gelatin prints. His more recent work has incorporated vibrant colour, and some of his most significant work expresses his particular interest in Wellington City.
Arts practitioner Gregory O’Brien describes Black’s photographs as insisting on a close proximity between the 'fictional' and 'real,' – his photographs are images of the real world, but are also a compendium of selected fictions, that make a ”30-year-long plot-less narrative”. Black’s work often encapsulates ‘sadness and humour, and the gentle madness that prevails in people, as he depicts ambiguous and unreal situations that involve real people.' We recognise glimpses of places and people that are at once familiar and strange, and imagine the characters that inhabit his works.
Sight: 400 x 600 mm
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