Randy Grskovic is a photographer with a painterly disposition. He “dodges and burns” in the darkroom; cutting and splicing found negatives with scotch tape to produce inimitable collage juxtapositions. In Grskovic’s own words: “I make some stylistic cuts depending on the mood that the image projects to me, which is essentially a projection of myself onto the image. It’s an anonymous collaboration. The document is now skewed. The memory has changed and so has the document. The photograph, as well as any other document, is never an accurate depiction of the truth.” By problematizing representation and making its process transparent, he establishes a dialogue between what is considered real, and one’s propensity to idealize that reality. For a brief introduction to Grskovic’s “dodge and burn” technique, please view this short documentary video.
- Dario Del Degan