Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
“We’ve spent the last years of our photographic careers investigating life movement and its expressive potential. Our inspiration has always been photography’s ability to stop time and reveal what the naked eye cannot see. Our interest in photography is not to capture an image we see or even have in our mind, but to explore the potential of life moments we can only begin to imagine. What intrigues us are making images that confound and confuse the viewer, but that the viewer knows, or suspects, really happened. We want our images giving it a substance, materiality and space we can’t depict the life moments before or after the camera’s click, but we invite the viewer’s consideration of that question."
The ostensible subject of our photographs maybe is Life but the subtext is Time. In our photographs, time is stopped, a split second becomes an eternity and an ephemeral moment is solid as sculpture.
When we first began taking photographs during the late 80s, our dream was to be a photojournalist for National Geographic.
Now we prefer to work outside the constraints of life, collaborating with people on improvised, non-repeatable, often high-risk moments. These moments are not plucked from a continuum, but exist only as isolated instants: they are uniquely photographic events. We see the collaboration as between the people and ourselves, as well as between the two media, people and photography. There is a dynamic tension between life and photography. We exploit photography’s ability to fragment time and fracture space, translating 360 degrees into a 2 dimensional image, and depicting moments beneath the threshold of perception.
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