Adam Brown: Calibration – Inner Circle (Sequential Grid version)
Edition of 10 with 1 AP
50.8 x 60.9cm
C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive Velvet
On (May) 2022 Adam walked the 360 degrees of the Inner Circle of Regent’s Park, London, photographing a white sphere in his outstretched left hand every 30 steps. The resulting images capture the reflected colours of the environment, and the motion of the circular walk. Photographing the light falling on the photographer, what moves in this sequence, the object, or the sun? The shoot / print are games in which the heliocentric and the anthropocentric are pitched against each other.
The ‘Calibration’ series takes influences from painting, photography and CGI to explore the immediate experience of light in space, experimenting with surface, form and exposure to produces ambiguous images which could be read as either records of past light or ‘calibrators’ by which future light is to be adjusted. Shot with the intention to be juxtaposed in sequences or simple formations, spaces are created which appear ‘wrong’ in terms of perspective and the traditional language of form, but reveal multiple paradoxes of depth and colour perception using a simple visual language.
Adam Brown is course director for the BA(Hons) Photography and Imaging at London South Bank University, and works with the sculptural and performative aspects of photography. His projects - including award winning collaborations with architects, games designers - have all played with photography as a practice that requires the viewer to do something, and the way in which technology changes behaviour. He also writes and publishes on the socio- economic impact of technological change and urban development, and the way cities turn into images and vice versa.