Sunday, February 2, 2014

Real Objects Made to Appear Like Two-Dimensional Drawings













In her series Representations, photographer Cynthia Greig whitewashes mundane objects and traces the edges and details with charcoal. Things like a toaster, fruit, bottles, and books are all given this painterly touch and photographed against a white background. When devoid of environment and context, an pretty commonplace transformation happens, and the three-dimensional still lifes take on the appearance of simple charcoal drawings. They might look as though they’ve been Photoshopped, but Greig insists this is not the case.

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