New Simen Johan
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– Simen Johan recently posted this tease from his new series on his website. I can’t wait to see this rest of the series and for the show in September. Of all the photographers digitally manipulating their photos nowadays, Simen’s work is far and away my favorite. He is able to rework his images to the point where you don’t know what is real and what is fake while still making the work look photographic, which I think seperates him from the pack.
Merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, Johan creates each of his images from as many as one hundred negatives, having first constructed or discovered each element and photographed it on film. Across his body of work, the viewer is urged to ponder the relationship between the real and the artificial or imagined.
See more work here.