The relationship between photographic composition and that used in figurative art from previous centuries has often been a tight one.
In the case of photographer Tom Hunter, this is particularly true.
He has recreated, or perhaps a better expression would be reinterpreted, classic paintings from esteemed masters like Velasquez and Caravaggio to make a comment on contemporary life. For example, Vermeer’s ‘Girl Reading A Letter At An Open Window’ is re-imagined as ‘Woman Reading A Possession Order’
Placed in a contemporary setting the strangeness of these familiar images is rediscovered and we begin to be reconnected to a western cultural past previously consigned to the rarefied world of art gallery walls.