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Richard Learoyd

Getty Museum, Los Angeles


In the Studio

The contemplative mood and mesmerising level of detail in the large-scale colour photographs of Richard Learoyd (English, born 1966) present an uncanny intimacy between the depicted subject and the viewer. Working in his East London studio, the photographer utilises a room-sized camera obscura with a fixed lens to make unique direct-positive prints. Eschewing digital technologies, his method emphasises the creative potential of working under self-imposed restrictions. This is the first exhibition in an American museum to examine Learoyd’s studio-based practice.

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