My light installations use the camera obscura as a point of departure. they are immersive optical environments, idealized spaces with discreet openings. in translating the outside world into moving fields of light and color, the projections make an argument for an unfixed notion of sight. motion emphasizes the vitality of these projections. whether through the slow arc of the sun, the kinetic pace of pedestrian traffic, or a sometimes easy pulse of wind, each work responds to an environment in flux.
influenced by a childhood memory of waiting in a car whilst his parents were shopping in a supermarket, london-based artist martin usborne’s photographs focus on the ever-curious relationship between humans and other animals, the project titled ‘the silence of dogs in cars’ captures usborne’s expressive fear of being alone and unheard. documented in a series of portraits, the collection of images re-visits the scenario of experiencing what the artist couldn’t bear as a child - highlighting the many subtle reactions by dogs being left locked inside a vehicle: some sad, some expectant, some angry, some dejected.