Photographer Larry Fink’s lockdown diaries
The illustrious American artist offers vivid reflections on new still lifes with a twist, created during quarantine
As you may remember, Larry Fink photographed our 2021 Design Awards judges via Zoom from his Pennsylvania farm. Fink has now exclusively shared with Wallpaper* his lockdown diaries photographed in and around his home during the last 12 months.
Here, he reveals the thoughts behind the images; spontaneous musings on the objects, animals and textures that surround him. With his direct and stimulating lens, Fink brings everyday encounters to life as we have never seen before.
‘If there is energy within a picture, the picture can transcend its common materiality.’
‘Many layers of perception go into the birthing of energy.’
‘These pictures taken at home or near home during Covid-19 are of common artefacts. Illuminated by light, from different sources, all of them ask questions of intense visual concentration.’
‘The gift of seeing is ours to harvest. I am but a gardener planting a seed.’
‘The one which jumps out is the mating frogs. Taken last spring at the beginning of our hopefully temporary end, let’s push Covid out and around the bend.’ §