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25 July 2009 —
27 September 2009

Darren Glass

Darren Glass, from the series Cosmo Flying Disc 2001-2009, 2009 (installation view). Inkjet billboard prints. Courtesy of Anna Miles Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.


Darren Glass’s photographs result from a blend of rigorously controlled testing and deliberate incorporations of accident. Since 1990 he has constructed a wide array of cameras, from his camera Frisbees which expose photographic film while literally being flung through the air to static sculptural objects built to capture multiple viewpoints of stream banks. His lenseless imaging devices provide us with an unusually rudimentary form of photography. He states, “like early photographers who transported giant glass negatives in wagon-darkrooms in pursuit of obtaining extreme resolution, I have made cameras that are large, difficult to carry, and often intended for the depiction of remote pictorial sites. I like to think that the work of experimental camera design, begun by 19th century pioneers of photography, is still in its infancy.”

Glass presents a new set of photographs that toy with the transitory site of the Te Tuhi’s Billboards Project. The project presents a rare instance in which the artist will negotiate a digital printing process.

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