Steinholt—Christopher Taylor Photography Exhibition

Duration: Jan. 14, 2017 - Mar. 30, 2017

Venue: OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai

Artist: Christopher Taylor

Introduction:

Time is not a “seasonal” entity in Christopher's photographs, not to mention a “fleeting” one: he does not immortalize a given moment through a snap of his camera, but captures and bears witness to the less mortal, more durable nature of “reality.”

Christopher's images do not serve as documentaries or narratives. The silence and space they offer up to us need not rely on anything else beyond their naked, beautiful existence in order to be meaningful and to elicit emotions. The viewer too must discover how to free himself from the trappings of transience and dig a bit deeper, to the “pulsing nucleus” of existence itself.

Yet the photographer also likes to feel he is an “outsider,” a foreigner who is detached from the cultures he photographs, perhaps because that is the only way in which he is able to delve deeper, to leave behind feelings of attachment, whether positive or negative, which would mar his vision, which aims to “strip the flesh” off reality, allowing its livid bones to stand out.

Selected Works:

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No.1(Series: Tungasel)

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No.1(Series: Þórshöfn bay)

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Saudarnes church(Series: works with no series)

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No.2(Series: Sandhaugur)

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Langanes(Series: Sandhaugar)

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lumpfish(Series: works with no series)

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No.1(Series: lambanes)

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Könguas(Series: works with no series)

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No.1(Series: heljardalsfjöll)

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moonstruck-sheep(Series: Forystukindin)

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fagranes(Series: works with no series)

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cod(Series: works with no series)

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50-sur le bateau de Joseph(Series: works with no series)

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45-vol des oies(Series: works with no series)

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15-Fulavik à minuit(Series: works with no series)


(All photographs by Christopher Taylor.)



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