"One way or another, I make pictures. On this occasion my medium is photography.

I learned to see through the viewfinder of a camera. I’m still looking…

Sometimes I don’t sleep. I take to the streets, late in the night. Seeking wonder. Finding mystery. Belonging. Solitary.

In a technical sense, these photographs are digital. There is no film. No negative. However, the images produced have all the verity of a camera’s truth, despite their slippery hold on objectivity. What lands in the lens, is what was there, somewhere in the gap between what is real and what was seen. These are pictures of glitches, flickers, illusions and shadows. Fugitive moments.

There’s no fancy tricks or software virtuosity involved here. The qualities, quirks and artefacts of digital photography are embraced as distinguishing marks of the process. Within set parameters, chance and the unexpected play their hands. Accidents of bad technique are cultivated and exploited. Camera shake. Delayed shutter. Shooting in the dark, without flash. Without looking. Shooting from the hip, on the run. Anonymously. All part of the plan…

There is a certain aesthetic wonder to be discovered in the by-products of such casual, incidental image capture. Some of these pictures reveal a quietly resonant stillness. Others scream a carnival of uncertainty. None explain themselves entirely.

My most memorable experiences of viewing artwork have always left me with more questions than I brought to the equation. The world around me can be like that too. Ambiguous. It is this sense of wonder that compels me to keep doing what I do…"

rick vermey
April 03, 2005

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*prices valid 2005

redstreets 05
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2000 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
SOLD edition 3/6

redstreets 03
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 51cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2000 print: 2005
$880 framed / $700 unframed

redstreets 01
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2000 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
SOLD edition 1/6
redstreets 02
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2000 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
redstreets 04
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2000 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
redstreets 06
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2004 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
SOLD edition 1/6
redstreets 07
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 51cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2004 print: 2005
$880 framed / $700 unframed

redstreets 08
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 51cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2004 print: 2005
$880 framed / $700 unframed

night_roads 01
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2004 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed

night_roads 06
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2003 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed

night_roads 05
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2003 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
SOLD edition 1/6
night_roads 02
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2004 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
SOLD edition 1/6
night_roads 04
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2004 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed
night_roads 03
digital photographic print,
pigment ink on hahnemuhle rag paper
51cm x 73.5cm
editon of 6
photographed: 2004 print: 2005
$1100 framed / $880 unframed

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