C.Y. FRANKEL

Careful (vol. 1)




Conceived as an investigation into the idea of photographic truth and objectivity, the series explores how so-called ‘straight’ photographs can be used both as documentations of reality and – somewhat paradoxically – as means of expression; manifesting a psychological aspect or interpretation that is by nature personal rather than universal.


Unplanned and unstaged, these photographs are ostensibly unrelated, taken in a variety of locations over a period of two years.


Sequenced and recontextualised within an extended narrative, however, the images cease to function solely as photographic representations. Meaning can become fluid, slipping between images to evoke a mood and tell a story—the precise nature of which may rely less on an objective truth than on the imagination of artist and viewer.


The project is divided into three themed chapters, each anchored at the start by the same suburban house. 

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