The New Interval

An illustrated essay on the “new interval” between eyes and screens in the contemporary experience of picture-making. First published in Afterimage, Vol. 38, No. 6, Edited by Karen vanMeenen, May/June, 2011

At first it was simply a fascination with the pose: the awkward gesture of holding a camera up to the space in front of one’s face. These four to fifteen inches, between the photographer’s nose and the screen of a digital camera, constitute a new interval in the world—a space that demands further investigation…

woman at arsenale