Space and light are the most important facts in photography. Ironically space becomes always flat when you try to fix it in photography. The NY based photographer Erin O’Keefe use this fact for her images which are simple, bright and intriguing at the same time.
“My work operates in the terrain between two dimensional representation and three dimensional space. My photographs examine space and place. I understand space as an objective formal construct; a phenomenon of light and vision. I understand place as a site of memory and desire, informed by history and culture.”
O’Keefe create still-life based on strong composition of colors, light and sometimes fictional space. Educated as an architect and driven by the strong compositional character of this field, chose the self-tough art photograph simple compositions for her images which blur the line between reality and imagination. Her work remind to a lot of modern influences: Josef Albers, Le Corbusier, Peter Zumthor, Marc Rothko or Donald Judd, but O’Keefe create an individual essence about all that architecture and art references in a single photography.