A photographer surprisingly unconcerned with photographic technique, Zoe Leonard is interested in documenting the world around her in pictures, stating that "It's not so much about creating, or my imagination... It's more about responding." Perhaps her most ambitious project to date is Analogue, 1998-2009, where she photographs rundown storefronts around New York, travelling to far-flung corners of the globe—Africa, Eastern Europe, and… Read more
About the artwork
Relating to Leonard's ambitious project Analogue, 1998-2009, this image depicts a dilapidated New York storefront. Ironically it shows an outdated photo development business, yet the print itself is shot on a vintage 1940s Rolleiflex camera. Leonard also chooses not to crop the black border that occurs during the printing process so as to further highlight the analogue nature of the image and to expose the mechanisms behind its production, that same production that has become increasingly extinct in big cities such as the artist's native New York.