Artist Statement

Artist Statement
Bill Finger

Between photography and cinematography there is a certain commonality. While both have a similar technical base, each is perceived to serve differing ends.My photographs explore the hazy boundaries that exist between the two. By borrowing methodology from filmmaking, my images become an amalgamation of both truth and fiction. They are an entwining of places that I have been, with movie sets that I have worked on, during my career as an Assistant Cameraman.

The creation of each image begins with the construction of a miniature diorama. Each diorama is constructed specifically to be photographed. Like filmmaking, all staging and lighting is done looking through the lens. Once photographed, the diorama is then destroyed. Through this process I create a temporary space, which like a film set, only lives on within the image.