Institute of Mental Health University of Nottingham
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Institute of Mental Health University of Nottingham Triumph Road Nottingham, NG7 2TU
East Midlands
Institute of Mental Health University of Nottingham

Through a Glass Darkly by Tony Fisher

The work I am showing is concerning windows: reflections/mirroring what they physically
look like, what can be seen through them or what we can be seen from them and how the elements interact with them. Some of the photographs show decay and deprivation, some express hope and a new beginning and others just show absurdity and a sense of fun.

I take photographs here and there and then I spend hours patiently sieving through and find commonalities and connections, then classify them into to subject areas. This series is a combination of past work with additional new work made particularly for this show. There is a paradox of permanency and the ephemeral in windows/reflections. Eyes may be ‘the window of the soul’ but to me photographing windows/reflections is ‘soothing of the soul’ and more effective than medication for depression.

I have always been fascinated by windows especially since the earliest images of photography where made by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826

View from the Window at Le Gras, and Latticed window at Lacock Abbey, August 1835 by William Henry Fox Talbot.