Aggie Zoltowska

What you see is not what you see

digital photographs

The work is exploration of light, space and perspective through the medium of photography. This project questions the idea that photography is considered a way to objectively represent reality. This idea of objectivity might be considered controversial since the manipulation of the reality happens already in the stage in which the photographer decides what to include in the frame. The title is alteration of the words of Frank Stella, a minimalist movement artist, who said “What you see is what you see”. The produced work is in its essence minimalistic, however the fact of applying photography as a medium adds to it another dimension and poses a question if what the eye of the spectator sees and what the lens of the camera capture is the same thing.
The question is of the physical nature rather than metaphorical, as minimalism at its core rejects any interpretation of the object you’re looking at.