A Soap and Rocket sidecar….
The Fake Phoney Reality project is about channeling Lee Atwater’s successful, if dubious political strategy that “perception is reality” and searching for scenes and images with an addictive visual syntax, but a questionable truth.
The idea, or intent, is to question authenticity in a time that feels dominated by surprise, uncertainty and denial.
Photographic and rephotographic streams of work compete and combine using active and passive image sourcing processes, and exoteric or esoteric themes of expression. The pictures experiment with analog / film based colour, tone, composition and edit.
There’s no hierarchy of subject matter. Self imposed rules of composition, exposure, and focus provide structure. The process drives the look. The status of pictures produced is real and authentic. And hyper real, serendipitous or planned, possibly appropriated or resurrected – aimless but with calculated intent. Any similarity to real places or people is purely coincidental and not intended.