My take on Jeff Wall’s archaeological photo project.
Jeff Wall, Fieldwork. Excavation of the floor of a dwelling in the former Sto:lo nation village, Greenwood Island, Hope, B.C., August, 2003, Anthony Graesch, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles, working with Riley Lewis of the Sto:lo band, 2003. Transparency in lightbox, 219.5 x 283.5 cm.
Collection of the artist. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
Fake it ‘til you make it - Project 9: Jeff WallI shot this project in the Fitzroy Gardens using my digital SLR. I was planning to superimpose 2 images. I used myself as the subject. I printed the photo on Satin Baryta tracing paper (40 x 60 cm) which I displayed on an old X-Ray light box. Just like Lorca, Wall stages his photos even though they appear candid.
5 elements used:
- light box
- constructive narrative
- post-production editing