As the process of imaging is not only connected to an inversion by using negatives for saving a photography, but moreover to the emergence of an upside down image considering the visual process of the Camera Oscura and our eyes themselves, “Roots” traces this process and further refers to the history of photography itself. The artwork depicts roots, inverted and upside down, captured in the intermediate state of a negative; a doubled inversion that every motive has to pass for its material preservation as a negative. By doing so, the roots transform to branches and back into roots. Fiete Stolte takes a lot of these motives during dusk and dawn, when day and night or darkness and light coalesce.
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, framed, non-reflective UV safety glass
80 x 60 cm
Signed and dated
Unique from a series