Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene.

Selection by Martin


January 21, 2016

Tal Barel Untitled, 2014
David Querol TALL, 2015
Tal Barel Untitled, 2014

So I’ve extended my stay Chez Der Greif by just a few days, not quite ready to get out of the sandbox of images so kindly provided for me here. I’m going to wrap this all up with a few images that play with that moment of dismissal and the suspension of reality. These are reality-based, but not entirely real. Reality transformed via studio and via film and lens; reality transformed via algorithm; reality moving in very different directions and from equally divergent starting points… Call them the »In Between«… And yes, you could easily argue that any of the images in the past few weeks fit into this conveniently vague, expansive category. There is, nonetheless, a through-line here, which has to do with the fact that each of these images, despite operating as they do within their own universes of aesthetic intention, have been transportive to me in some way. In fact, let’s forget about categorizing the images and let’s just put a name to my response to them. Call me, »The Transported.«