Karen Crosby Art Dreamscapes

My aim for this work, is to photograph places seeped in history, and to reveal hidden traces, utilising layers that connect the past and present.


Using medium format film, I photographed multiple exposures onto one negative, layering images  to capture the fractured landscape. Separate parts, put together, in miniature, to make sense of  the vast landscape. Constructing new worlds as daydreams, in dissolving layers of real images.



This is a form of 'Haptic visuality' which refers to a tactile way of seeing because of the lack of distinction in the image. You have to use your eyes as a form of touch, to experience and make sense of the photograph. A haptic image, gives a sense of relationship to place, seeing space and experiencing reflections of the past.