Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stuart Allen :: Studio Lines

Stuart Allen, Zig Zag From Head to Toe, (c) 2002.

Artist's statement for Studio Lines:

In a darkened photography studio, I record simple physical gestures with long exposures and a flashlight. The titles explain the motion – Arm Circle, for example, depicts the perimeter of a circle made by my rotating arm.
The images reflect an action rather than a single moment within that action, thus capitalizing on photography’s ability to compress a span of time into one frame. They are self-portraits, but they depict movement rather than appearance. They document the mechanics and geometry of my body in motion.