Barry Stone

Born: Lubbock, Texas
Lives: Austin, Texas

I create discrete yet permeable bodies of work from seemingly disparate subject matter. I am especially drawn to the idea that photographs render subjects with such acute detail yet offer no concrete interpretations. I explore this concept during the editing process, when putting images together. I juxtapose images in order to create meaning and at the same time strip them bare. I am interested in the intersection of the abundance of information detailed in a photographic image and by virtue of its abstract relationship to time, its lack of concrete denotation. In this way, photographs complicate the reading of the subjects they so faithfully record. My photographs offer incomplete and personal fragments where narrative is suspended and must be created according to the image’s own flawed logic: a logic that is as precise as it is vague. This contradiction humanizes photography’s mechanical nature and is the source of its beauty.

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