Chronicler, visual poet, anthropologist, sociologist, alchemist and conceptual artist: Stephen Gill is a unique maker of images who is constantly putting the photographic medium to the test and is able to create a visual language where documentary photography, coincidence, experiment and interventions
are closely linked.
“The photographs were made in Brighton and Hove during 2010. They feature objects
and creatures that I scooped up from the local surroundings and introduced into the body
of my camera.
I hoped through this approach to encourage the spirit of the place to clamber aboard the images and be encapsulated in the film emulsion, like objects embedded in amber.
My aim was to evoke the feeling of the area at the same time as describing its appearance.”
– Stephen Gill