The text proofed, the layouts tweaked and final adjusted and edited image files complete. Two years of work left on a plane yesterday. Bound for The Netherlands, the files are to be hand delivered to the director of the Noorderlicht Foundation by my friend Jeroen Kramer, a Dutch (former)war photographer living in Lebanon. Last year Noorderlicht published his book Room 103. He was here in NY to give a talk at the NY Photo Festival. You can read a review of his book here. Otherwise, read more about Oculus on this blog, or here on my website.
We infuse the world we encounter with meaning, with social and symbolic significance based on the value we place upon representations we share. This, perhaps, is the irony of our conceptualizations: We make and share images so that we may know the world.
Oculus takes you on a personal philosophic journey that points beyond the shadow-play of images. It is a meditation on the nature of perception and existence in the gray light of this world.
Oculus, a photographic book about images, memory, and the metaphor of light.