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.


May 19, 2020 - Anabela Pinto

Sometimes I feel that the image makes itself in a sense that it’s almost as if it already existed before it was made. Like I didn’t have that much say in it.
Some scenes start appearing in my head before they “come to life”, while others happen more accidentally when I’m testing lighting and rearranging props. Still, the latter seem to make an appearance with the same authority.


I search for specific objects on eBay for an image whose mental picture is already somewhat established, or sometimes I stumble upon other objects I think I might eventually use.
I think this could be turning into a process of collecting consumer electronics or other objects that later I can revisit and reuse, as I found it’s emotionally difficult to dispose of them.


Thank you Der Greif.