‘Evidence – Unexplained Shadows’. Steve Mepsted.
I enjoy making photographic images on ready-made and found surfaces; where the picture becomes less of a surface and more of an object. In this instance brown paper tie-on tags have been used to explore a potential narrative – these suspicious looking burnt objects and stains might have been recorded as evidence at a crime scene, or in the corners of a burnt out building.
The photographs were produced using Liquid Light photo emulsion painted onto brown paper evidence tags. The work was printed and developed in the darkroom.
It’s on display in the entrance foyer of the library.