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Provenance

Private Collection, UK

Exhibitions

Barcelona, FundaciĆ³n Mapfre, Richard Learoyd, 5 June - 8 September 2019, illus colour p195
Madrid, FundaciĆ³n Mapfre, opens 19 February 2020

Description

'I see my work more in the lineage of the French - referring to daguerreotypes: those non-reproducable photographic objects whose muiti-planed surface and miraculous depth of field fascinate me. With my work I am interested in the moment when the image becomes dye and colour, when the illusion of it being a reflection or projection breaks down. I think you get that sense with dagguereotype images: you see the object before the illusion. With my pictures, the illusion is very strong and breaks suddenly, and often only momentarily which is something I like.' Richard Learoyd, 'Flesh and Bones: Unique Photographs by Richard Learoyd', interview with Peggy Roalf, Aperture Magazine, no.199, New York, 2010, pp44-46.