Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

Charlie Rubin


Photography (MFA) / Charlie Rubin

Red Rock Painted Truck Purple Tree

This project is the subconscious result of growing up in the United States during the shift in our daily lives from the “analog” to the “digital.” The images in this piece subtly explore the artifice of photography and place. Some images are altered in a process of adding inks on top of the photographic prints. When paired with images not marked at all, a disruption of the image becomes more apparent. The jump between what’s “real” in the photograph and what is “natural” plays out in the viewer’s mind. Mimicking of objects ensue and the facture of the photo is blurred. Echoes of past
cultures are present and the vernacular of common objects in the American landscape are dissected.