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MATTHEW DEMPSEY [@matthew__dempsey]... After receiving a BFA in Fine Art photography my focus shifted to the commercial side of photography, building a post-production company, and consulting on large advertising projects. As a result I took a long break from my personal work. Despite my long absence from creating original work, my aesthetic and process remained consistent. Photographing interiors and desolate spaces has been, and still is, a primary focus of my own work. I have an affinity for artificial light, so a transition into night photography seemed to be a natural progression. Exploring in the quiet and solitude of the night, was a very relaxing and peaceful way for me to make new images, away from the noise of daily business operations. The quiet really allows me to concentrate on what I’m doing without distraction or disruption.
Much of what I do involves a tedious post-production process that enables me to create the scenes I want to see, and not necessarily what is captured by my lens alone. In all of my work I've sought out the void of people, as I have no interest in how they interact with a space or scene. The solitude of these scenes require them to be viewed without the presence of human interference. It's one of the reasons I enjoy working at night, when I don’t need to worry about the obstruction from unwanted people.
For me these compositions are about the calming silence of the inanimate. It’s about capturing the resting period of ordinary mundane places from the otherwise routine commotion of daily life. As a culture we are constantly overstimulated and distracted by being wired into the fast paced world in which we live in. There is great calm and peace in finding a quiet, empty space free of distraction. That stillness makes us more mindful of our surroundings and ourselves.
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