Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Lindsay Smith reviews Matthew Pillsbury
Matthew Pillsbury works exclusively with an 8x10 view camera, and available light to create large black and white photographs. His photographs are long exposures, some an hour or two, which show his subjects moving.
In Screen Lives, Pillsbury photographs people in every day settings sitting in front of a computer, or watching TV. His shots are long exposures, and reference how technology has taken over our every day life. “Bellagio Bed” shows a couple laying in bed, sleeping. In the reflection of a mirror, the viewer sees that there is a TV on in the room. This shows how even when we sleep, are lives are consumed by technology.