Driven by an enduring interest in the natural world, Katie Riesner is a UK-based photographer and experimental artist. Believing strongly in Moholy-Nagy’s opinion that the camera is a tool that can be used to see the world anew, she explores abstraction and the often-overlooked aspects of our world with close attention to detail.
Having cultivated an obsession with looking to find beauty in difficult times, photography became a form of therapy for Riesner in her youth. The project A Fracture of Reality has stemmed from this; becoming about both trying to find beauty in the mundane and creating her own “alternate” version of the world we know.
We read photography differently than other types of media. Her intentions are to make the images photographic, but so unrecognisable the viewer becomes aware of their own thinking process. We know they are real but do not know how they were created.
“We read photography differently than other types of media. I wanted to create images that were virtually unrecognisable, that we know are somehow real.”