Then you notice the large lamp hanging from the top of the picture, without any support, suspended from the sky; the spaces that don't quite make sense in an Escher like manner and suddenly the wrongness of certain proportions becomes obvious too. This is the joy and wonder of Christine's work, an elaborate facade of a reality where none exists.
Mixing found images, digital photography, household fixtures and cardboard, Christine constructs her imaginary scenes. She starts with photographs, pasting them onto pieces of cardboard, which are fashioned into the shapes of walls, steps, bridges. She then arranges these into a 3D model, placing key objects to emphasis further the idea of perspective within the 3D model space. The model is built specifically for the camera and the process of photographing it unites the various fragments, photographs and objects into a coherent visual space, produced on a unified image surface.
The result are photographs that are worth close inspection and that joyfully play with perceptions of what is real and what isn't. The book Fotografien is a collection of these constructed images arranged in double page spreads that present both the full picture and details together. This is not always immediately obvious as the detail often becomes a new scene in its own right, a world within a world, showing the extent of Christine's meticulous care in making the images.
PLEASE NOTE: This book is printed on demand and in an open edition, so the delivery time is longer than normal. (We estimate two weeks.)
Included with the book is a small print of "Crossing". For more information on the print please click here.