October 11, 2012 – January 27, 2013
“Anything you can do,
I can do better
I can do anything
Better than you…”
“Anything You Can Do…I can do better” was the song that came into my head, as I walked around Faking It. There are over 200 photographs in the exhibition, created prior to 1990. The cut off year 1990 relates to the year Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was distributed. Whether adding clouds, removing mountains, turning black and white into color or transforming a single portrait into a group shot, these photographs enhance, change or distort reality.
The camera never lies was always fiction. I accept not knowing whether the sky is really that blue, a face is devoid of wrinkles, a garden so green. It’s the new normal, as desirable as the new iPhone.