In Stephen Posen’s first monograph Ellipsis: Dual Vision, meaning is created through the pairing of photographs. The collection as a whole abandons narrative in favor of disparate and ostensibly unrelated images. Posen’s juxtapositions reflect a well-trained eye (he is also a painter with an affinity for abstraction and realism). With an emphasis on form, color, light, and texture, Posen asks the viewer to make connections between a urinal and a crocodile tank; a swan and a pool table; a graveyard and a merry-go round. Significance emerges out of this dual vision, or rather, the pairings allow for enough ambiguity that meaning is potentially infinite.

Ellipsis: Dual Vision by Stephen Posen ©2015 Published by Glitterati Incorporated and available in bookstores now.

Click here to revisit Stephen Posen’s conversation with Tim Goossens in the first issue of Document Journal

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