Approved: 04.02.2011

Robert Greshoff

Artist, Film-maker, Maker

Archived
Approved: 04.02.2011

I am a photographer working within the confines of straight (ie minimal manipulation) photography, exploring subject matters and stylistic interpretations that may fall outside the normal conventions of straight photographic imagery. I am also interested in producing work that through self-imposed and very tight interpretative restrictions has as little reference to these conventions as possible but

Read more ...

  • Location: Canterbury, South East
  • Artforms: Photography
  • Tags: coastal architecture, documentary, landscape, digital photography, documentation, works on paper
 

Artist Statement

I am a photographer working within the confines of straight (ie minimal manipulation) photography, exploring subject matters and stylistic interpretations that may fall outside the normal conventions of straight photographic imagery. I am also interested in producing work that through self-imposed and very tight interpretative restrictions has as little reference to these conventions as possible but also enable me to find a sense of place and being within my environment. I work with both film and digital origination. The current KENT COAST STRUCTURES project, is an extension of the Periphery project in that it is investigating the very edge of the county and the often unintentional and incidental human structures that abound there. This area holds great fascination both in geographical terms but more importantly in visual and social terms because these are areas where human activity frays, where planning regulations may not be strictly enforced and where the control of humans over their environment necessarily diminishes. The coastline is the space where the environmentally dominant humans meet the sea - the one domain that we cannot control. The work is produced in an intentionally naive way where the aesthetic conventions that govern commissioned work have been replaced by a consistent and compositionally restrained methodology. This approach minimises the role of the photographer as an intervening agent whilst simultaneously emphasising the subject over style and paradoxically creates a new photographic vision.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 1985 - Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa 1985 - South African Association of Arts, Cape Town Projects 2008 - Kent Coast Structures, Kent, UK Educational experience - tertiary 1981 - Rhodes University, South Africa, Grahamstown