PhotographerLuke Smith
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyLuke Smith Photography
City/CountryLondon, United Kingdom
Photo Date01/14
Entry Description

Friedrich Nietzsche, the nineteenth century German philosopher questioned ‘what is truth?’ stating that truth cannot be recognized; stating everything that is knowable is an illusion. He declared knowing always involves creating transference of meaning which people associate with metaphors. The reason that all knowledge involves metaphors is that knowing is supposed to be ‘adequate expression of an object in the subject’. I considered, through the creation of this image, the reality of one’s world without metaphors to illustrate ones own reality without illusions. Encasing the subject within their illusion, reasserting and reaffirming that all is construction and myth.

About Photographer

My work is developed from research, and is constructed by means of created images with a suggestive narrative in response to a variety of issues shaped by our social, domestic, cultural and political environment.