About The Work
In the newspaper one day I came across a story about how children were giving evidence in court cases via a closed circuit TV. The child would be in another location and their image would be on a screen in the courtroom. That created a strong visual in my mind, and I knew I could do something that evoked quite a response from the viewer, even if the actual meaning of the image was ambiguous. I really liked the idea of a child being so vulnerable to an unknown audience. I photographed the images on a very low-resolution digital camera, and then played them through a small old CRT television set which I rephotographed on a medium format film. This adds a physical layer to the images and effectively magnifies the way the television screen breaks the images into units of red, green and blue. I liked emphasizing how a process so mechanical and mathematical can transform into an image that evokes feelings. Conceptually there’s something very familiar about the television texture, which animates the still image and suggests the potential of ‘story’ in the image. I was essentially trying to subvert familiar concepts and create an unsettling experience for the viewer.
WHAT TYPE OF PAPER IS THE PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED ON?
All prints are Digital Pigment prints on museum-quality acid-free papers such as Museum Etching, Canson Rag and Arches Velin. These papers are designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades 200 years old. The choice of paper is suggested by the Photographer according to his or her preferences.
WHAT IS THE PRINTING PROCESS USED?
All prints are Digital Pigment Prints using the latest top of the line technology, archival high dynamic inks and 200 years old life paper.
IS THE IMAGE SIZE THE SAME AS THE PAPER SIZE?
NO! Our prints are on standard paper sizes and we don’t alter the image size and proportions to fit the paper. Each print has a minimum of 0.5 inch white border. This is an artistic decision that belongs to the artist. Margins don’t normally exceed 2-4 inches on each side depending on the final paper size.
Daniel was born and raised Sydney, Australia. He began his career in film and television, where he gradually found himself drawn to his interest in light and photography. He went on to graduate from Photo media at Sydney College of the Arts and was awarded the prestigious Phototechnica Award for New Australian Photo-Artist of the Year – 2001 with his honours project.
He was exhibited in groups shows at ACP Sydney, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, UTS Gallery, First Draft Gallery and most recently at Neubacher Shor (Toronto) during Contact Photo Festival 2014. His first solo show “Botanical Inquiry” was recently exhibited at Saint Cloche Gallery in Sydney.
Daniel has initiated and collaborated on projects with Future Classic Music, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, and Oxfam/Cirque du Soleil (World Youth Day).
He was an exhibited finalist in the 2005 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography award and whilst living in Canada was awarded the LUX Prize for an Editorial Portrait Series.
He is currently based in Sydney
For more information on Daniel visit: www.danielshipp.com