Dominic Turner – False Friends
Self Published 2023
Binding – Hardback, Edition – 750
Pages – 112, Plates – 51, Dimensions – 285 x 235 x 18mm
In a world of ‘alternative facts’ & ‘cognitive dissonance’ Turner’s photographs play with the idea of information voids & misunderstandings, inviting us to explore the shadows and obfuscations of a familiar, yet not quite recognisable world. Embedded within each photograph is a deep sense of ambiguity which gently challenges the viewer to reassess their own interpretation & calls into question the imposition of our own personal subjectivity on the world around us.
“There are those who would have us believe that the scariest of monsters dwell in the shadows & that we must be on permanent guard. I prefer to think that, while always striving to increase our understanding of the world, we can acknowledge and accept the things we do not know and bathe in the soothing powers of the shade.”
Turner’s work has a tactile, almost ethereal quality, which stems from his fastidious and experimental approach to the process of image making. These are images that are deeply ponderous in nature & often require repeated viewings which reveal the subtle details that unlock the work.