Joshua Evan Photography
Photography — Art — Moving Image

Artist Statement

Artist Statement of the photographer and artist Joshua Evan.

Life in the twenty-first century is a central area of investigation in my practice. Using photography, photomontage, moving image and installation, I explore the spaces that we inhabit and our complex relationships, both with each other and our environment. With themes including identity, herd mentality, consumerism and deception, my work frames ephemeral connections, calling attention to the often overlooked elements that form our complex urban existence. This exploration of the overlooked helps me to engage more deeply with where I am in space and time.

Whilst commonly known that the photograph can be manipulated, either for aesthetics or to deceive, photography is still widely regarded as being a medium of truth. Yet photography is, at it's core a medium of ambiguity and deception, as while the photograph can describe everything that was in front of the camera, you cannot always tell what it means or adds up to. You cannot see what the photographer excluded from the frame and what influence that may have had on the photograph. This lack of context means that we can never truly know what occurred that caused the scene unfold. It is the ambiguous nature of photography that draws me to the medium, as like life itself, things are not always as they seem. It is a medium that makes us curious to know...