In a world of Instagram filters, Charlie Kitchen stands, 4x5 camera in hand, a hero of analog.
A recent graduate of Texas State University, the San Antonio photographer explores the possibilities afforded by the traditional medium with his physical manipulation of the photographic process.
Kitchen masks large format film inside his camera so that the image may be “treated as a space in which structures and landscapes can be designed and constructed using the photographic referent.”
S.M.A.R.T. Project Space, in its ongoing effort to promote emerging and local talent, hosts Kitchen’s new series, “Standard View.”
Focusing on flatness and space, Kitchen plays with his viewers’ perceptions by stripping the subjects of their dimension, creating a new universe through his carefully placed framework. The exhibition remains on view by appointment through September 29.