James Casebere

James Casebere has established himself at the forefront of constructed photography.  For the last thirty years Casebere has consistently devised increasingly complex models and photographed them in his studio. Based solidly on an understanding of architecture as well as art historical and cinematic sources, Casebere’s abandoned spaces are hauntingly evocative.  His table-sized constructions are made of simple materials, pared down to essential forms.  In the early 1990s, Casebere turned his attention to the development of different cultural institutions during the enlightenment, and their representation as architectural types.

Although miniature in scale, the resulting photographs are exhibited quite large in comparison and often mounted on plexiglass for added dimension.  I absolutely love his images and alongside Thomas Demand, continues to be a master of the constructed genre of photography.

More of James’ work can be found here

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