© Rachel Fermi
The spectator is compelled to look directly down the road and into the middle of the picture.
– John Baldessari
“These photographs were taken in and around the city of Los Angeles in 2018."
“They are both an outsider and insider view - having lived in the city for ten years previously, these photos were made on a return after a five year absence. The city of Los Angeles however, is a place many of us are already familiar with, even if we have never visited. It is a city often pictured and told of, on our screens."
“I am interested in looking at the social landscape of this in/famous place, and the play between clichéd views and contemporary concerns. This work is also about my ongoing exploration of the relationship between the viewer and the picture plane.” – Rachel Fermi
Rachel Fermi is a photographer/artist dividing time between personal work, commissions and teaching. She received an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art (USA), and currently lives in Inverness.
She is the co-founder of the Inverness Darkroom, and creative director of FLOW Photofest.