Edie Bresler

These are room sized constructions built with found objects I scavenged from the streets of New York City. I layered the objects strategically in front of the camera lens, and painted the floor, walls and window panes. Everything was constructed to be made visible with the lens of my 4x5 camera and was recorded on a single sheet of film. No Photoshop or other post production techniques were used.

It is the camera ability to render extreme depth of focus, from 10 inches to infinity that makes the resulting illusions possible. Making these photographs was akin to walking into a daydream or alternate universe. I learned to trust my instincts, listen to opposition less and champion the discarded and overlooked.


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