Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Making the invisible visible

Jul 16, 2015 - Dominic Hawgood

Uncovering process is increasingly becoming problematic. How much do you show, what should be revealed, and when does the process overtake the concept? Process is interesting, it's the part of my practice I derive greatest pleasure, making, building and crafting; but it's never shown, it stays mostly invisible. However, I always enjoy listening how other people create, and if a book or film has a 'making of', I'll spend more time looking through that section. Showing how something is made can also mean discussing techniques that you may not want to show everyone, so it's a strange area. I thought I might like to use the blog to show things I wouldn't normally discuss, new project work, images I never put out, and things I've not finished. With this in mind I've uploaded a series of images I took whilst in China last year on a residency, I guess they're holiday snaps of sorts, and were presented in book format (as a diary) for the individual funding the exchange. The residency was a time of reflection whilst I thought about making new work, so the photographs were a by-product of sorts.