Shooting in sparsely-populated areas of Norway, Ole Marius Joergensen (b. 1976) creates narratives around the themes of identity, using empty topographies as spectres of unidentifiable emotions. The Asker-based artist finds inspiration in the inner and outer landscapes of country dwellers. A background in film is evident, especially within the Behind the Curtains series – building upon the insatiable and basic human tendency to look. Referencing the works of David Lynch, the photographs offer shadowy settings for voyeuristic viewers. Meanwhile, Vignettes of a Salesman examines tradition. Harking back to an age where products were bought and sold by an individual rather than ordered online, Joergensen translates the recognisable figure into a relic. The images accentuate how the act of approaching people’s homes has become mythological; the salesman’s face is hidden from the viewer in a choreography of disconnect. www.olemariusphotography.com.
A Journey into Myth
For Joachim Hildebrand’s latest series, he travelled through the seven states of the American southwest – a visual journey through myth and reality.
Pablo Bartholomew: Outside In, Thomas Erben Gallery
Pablo Bartholomew’s black and white images at the Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, are shot across locations in India, New Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta and are a paean to his generation.