Between Black and White’ (2020) by Thomas Lake studies the fundamental characteristics of photography; time, light and space. Visually, they are evocative of graphite sketches and exist in a grey area of uncertainty. This aesthetic derives from philosopher Vilém Flusser’s idea that black and white photographs “reveal their theoretical origin more clearly”. We do not see the world in black and white. Dryly playful, these subtly surreal photographs prompt the viewer to look twice, subverting the notion of black and white photography being historically truthful.
All images © Thomas Lake