Johanna Warwick is another extraordinary photographer I discovered via the project Flash Forward [also at Flak Photo], organized by the Magenta Foundation in Canada. She has really excellent photography at her website, but the series that really got my attention is “The Weight of the World“.
This is a series that comprises 12 images of ceilings that act as a canvas replicating the perception of looking at the ceiling. The images, like broken prices of the whole view, are intermixed and create both a sense of unity and a feel of fragmentation. The combination of the images both replicates the experience of looking up while laying on the bed and create a sense of confusion that rather than being bothersome turns out to be quite pleasurable, like waking up from a dream. I think this work by Johanna Warwick is both extraordinary creative and very beautiful.
A very interesting interview with the artist was published at Function Magazine.
“I think it’s a very internal body of work. The pictures are portraying that internal space that we all have and I think for me they come from this time in our early 20s, where you’re trying to figure out what you’re doing and where your going and that sense of being lost, for me that’s where it came from, but I think it is something that applies to anyone in any time of life. We are always going to know that place. We are always going to know that feeling and that sense of being lost. To me that’s where it came from.”- Johanna Warwick