Bronte Denmead

The Moon, 2017

A cameras conventional purpose is to capture or document reality. However, the history of photography shows us that this ‘reality’ can easily be altered by the functions of a camera. My work The Moon explores this tension with the aim of obscuring ‘the real’ in photography.

Inspired by the work of James Nasmyth, who created fake images of the moon and released them in a book in 1874, my work uses light to transform everyday objects and create the appearance of phases of the moon. These images seek to portray an image we are all more than familiar with. But at a closer glance, expectations are apprehended.