Dianne Lister & Michael Harris – Hobart’s Steakhouse
“The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.”
What happens when humans construct environments, wear things, inhabit spaces and, then, remain outside the frame of the photograph?
A person-less photo invites story-telling, and invokes mystery, the layering on of memories. It can be inviting or troubling, create a sense of anticipation, loss, or nostalgia.
“Sight Unseen” invites the viewer to complete the chapter, to make tangible that which is absent.