Q series of Photographs, digital editions printed on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper. 2018.

by xhanrahan

Q is a proposed series of 100 photographs.

This series or sequence of photographs was conceived in July of 2018, and is an ongoing experimental photographic project. Drawing on influence’s such as a visit to the Centre of Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB) in 2014, where I had the opportunity to view the extraordinary exhibition, Metamorphosis: Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Svankmayer and the Quay brothers – four key figures in animated film who drew on the phantasmagoric and grotesque. Also, and more importantly, research and interest has lead me to early pioneering Botanical photographers such as Karl Blossfeldt, Charles Jones and Dutch photographer Leendert Blok, whose use of Autochrome Lumière technique can be found in the recent Hatje Cantz publication, Silent Beauties. In reference to the Q series of photographs, although I’m not entirely interested in presenting them in terms of realism or as botanical portrait photographs. I would rather see them as evoking and eliciting psychological memories and experiences in the viewer.