Whether using found materials or the materiality of photographic paper, the aim of my work is essentially to create uncanny spaces that evoke a feeling of hesitant curiosity, a nervous desire to explore the room, to peek around the bend or to see what lies behind the door at the end of the hall. These spaces, at first glance, appear real but upon closer examination something is clearly off. The inherent truth implied by photography makes it hard not to believe the reality of these rooms, but by taking a closer look one finds incongruent angles, distorted perspective and shadows where they should not be. By showing seams and paper edges I give the viewer a little hint as to what is actually going on in the image.
Kate Stone is an undergraduate at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. She will graduate this spring with a BFA in Photography. Kate’s work has been exhibited at NoCi, Monmouth Museum, and the Hudson Opera House and featured in the publications The Photo Review and The Bard Papers.