tooam01horn_0082
tooam02spine_0070
tooam03hand_0021
tooam04bone_0016
tooam05stone_0089
tooam06jaw_0196
tooam07face-antlitz_0192
tooam08what_0037
tooam09claw_0014
tooam10shell-schale_0068
tooam11fruit_0044
tooam12plant_0028
tooam13gesture_0176
Photograph by David Lees

I-Horn/Horn

II-Rückgrat/Spine

III-Hand/Hand

IV-Knochen/Bone

V-Frucht/Fruit

VI-Maul/Jaw

VII-Face/Antlitz

VIII-Stein/Stone

IX-Kralle/Claw

X-Muschel/Shell

XI-Samen/Seed

XII-Pflanze/Plant

XIII-Geste/Gesture

RAYKO, San Francisco CA
2012

  • tooam01horn_0082
  • tooam02spine_0070
  • tooam03hand_0021
  • tooam04bone_0016
  • tooam05stone_0089
  • tooam06jaw_0196
  • tooam07face-antlitz_0192
  • tooam08what_0037
  • tooam09claw_0014
  • tooam10shell-schale_0068
  • tooam11fruit_0044
  • tooam12plant_0028
  • tooam13gesture_0176
  • Photograph by David Lees

Die Ursprünglichkeit eines Augenblicks/The Originality of a Moment I-XIII

2009
5.5″ x 11″/11.4 cm x 22.86 cm each
Available single or as a grid

With these photographs investigate the different forms of reflected appearance objects and creatures can take, united via both abstraction and expansion into one singular visual form, transforming them from their natural state to a wholly reduced and subjective one.
By working with reflections and capturing them with my camera I also question photography and its reflection on reality. If the angle is so different, do we not recognize the picture as part of our well known reality? I reflect, expand-and-abstract the angle of perception, not only relative to its reflection of ourselves but also to the reflected world around us, and, potentially, within us.
The Originality of the Moment is my personal, conceptual answer to André Kertész “Distortions”.

“…Lisa Ajtay whose images from “The Originality of the Moment” look like peephole images of dream-like objects that could be flesh or bone or silk or stone;…”, SoMa Art Guide, San Francisco 2012