Daniel Crooks' remapping suggests views of other possible worlds. In video and photography, Crooks records, dissects, and reconfigures sections of lived reality.
This series of photographs, Portraits, articulates the artist's interest in a temporal rather than a physical image of life. Each work is the study of a single person over a period of about twenty minutes.
Reminiscent of Chuck Close's gridded self-portraits, as well as the surveillance technology used in retina scanning, these works do not enter into the personality or 'essence' of their subjects, rather, they express the inability of the photographic image to provide a comprehensive, indisputable version of the world.