Joseph R Webb


Some of my photos are staged. Some of my photos are documentation of the world as I have found it. The common thread running through them is my fetishistic attachment to the type of voyeurism that photography cultivates in the photographer. Unlike every other art form, making analog photographs requires that the photographer be present in the same space at the same time as the subject. There is no hearsay in photography. Even the staged photograph documents a scene that existed in a tactile form in front of the lens. Photography lets me push reality and fiction much closer together than any other medium. Most importantly, each negative acts as a document that offers some material proof of my voyeuristic or directorial activities.

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