No.07 from the series ‘Three Feet to Infinity’
© Neil Reddy
Silver Gelatin Print
Neil Reddy creates images by recording the tracks, pulses, and flares that light makes inside the camera as it travels across the negative. By manipulating the angle and speed at which pinholes of light fall across emulsion, Reddy paints images with light that become visible only once the film has been developed. By carefully manipulating the passage of light through the lens and into the camera, Reddy draws our attention to the photographic process itself.
Reddy’s images remind us that each photograph is a constructed image, and by recording the play of light inside the camera normally invisible to the human eye, Reddy makes visible a light show of his own devising.
Group exhibitions include Seeing Things: Photographing Objects 1850-2001, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (21 February – 18 August 2002); Light Matters, Michael Hoppen Contemporary, 2001 [catalogue available]; Kiss the Sky, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2000. Reddy’s work is housed in permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and The Victoria & Albert Museum.