James Burnett

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The images that I make are based on the premise that photography does not produce "real" pictures - photography does not show our surroundings as they really are.

A photographic image is flat, and captures a finite length of time whereas everything we experience visually is three dimensional and shifts and changes over time.

My images highlight the artificiality of photographic images by emphasing the two dimensionality (through layering, collages or by painting, printing on and marking the surface of the images), the time-dependency (using long exposures with a hand-held camera), or by using traditional techniques such as pinhole cameras, silver nitrate, liquid emulsions and cyanotypes.