Constructed Landscapes, by Dafna Talmor
For Talmor, Constructed Landscapes stems from a place of ‘frustration’ with landscape photography, one the artist has referred to as ‘photographic agoraphobia’. In her early work, Talmor focussed on interior scenes, with hints of the outside world, which led to developing her ongoing photographic series Constructed Landscapes, with recent work shown at Sid Motion Gallery in late 2019. Through fragments of outdoor scenes in different locations of personal significance, from Israel, her country of birth, to the UK, where she has been based for over 20 years, colour negatives are stitched together to create an otherworldly vision of the outside world. In Constructed Landscapes, Talmor blends fact and fantasy; personal and universal; digital and analogue processes to form a coherent whole that defies specificity. Published by Fw:Books.