The photographic series "Screen lives" by Matthew Pillsbury shows ghostly images of moving people lit by electronic screens.

Screens and lives of Matthew Pillsbury
- SEP 16, 2013

Matthew Pillsbury likes to capture contemporary society through the lens of a 8x10 camera. It may seem like a contradiction, but his large, black-and-white photographs are anything but outdated. Using the long exposure technique, he captures human movement in a profound exploration of contemporary nature and the relationship we have with our surroundings.

 

Screens and lives of Matthew Pillsbury

©Matthew Pillsbury

One of his most interesting series is called Screen Lives, where his large format camera portrays people moving about their homes and offices, lit only by the white glow of an electronic screen. The resulting images are haunting interiors where electronic screens dominate the composition, glowing and solid white. The objects that surround them are captured clearly, after a long exposure that can last up to 2 hours. The last elements of the photographs, the human figures that inhabit the space, appear as phantom blurs, almost invisible due to their movements. In all the series explores our current relationship with technology and the mystery it has brought to modern life.

Screens and lives of Matthew Pillsbury

©Matthew Pillsbury

Screens and lives of Matthew Pillsbury

©Matthew Pillsbury

Screens and lives of Matthew Pillsbury

©Matthew Pillsbury

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