Author Archives: barryfalk

About barryfalk

I am a self-taught photographer based in West Sussex. I photograph ‘Incidental Spaces’, places tucked away and neglected: edges of car parks, junk-filled garages, loading bays, abandoned spaces, vacant rooms, ransacked offices. These are the overlooked details of a city: architectural features which appear to serve no function. My images seek to capture an aspect of the city which is not willingly acknowledged. These places can be read as metaphors for loss and as such are suffused with a disturbed sense of self, what Freud referred to as the unheimliche: the familiar which has become alienated through the process of repression. However, when re-seen, photographed from a particular angle, in a certain light, these incidental spaces turn out to be resonant with association.

Experimental Portraits – Oculus Rift

‘Oculus Rift goggles (developer’s kit) are used to simulate virtual or augmented reality environments, and we have linked these to receive input from footage we gathered using a similar camera to that which Google use for Street View, so that … Continue reading

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Incidental Place

Incidental: Of a minor, casual, or subordinate nature.

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Internal Structure

Skull 1 Skull 2

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Faraday Cage – Experimental Portrait Series

‘A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure formed by conducting material or by a mesh of such material. Such an enclosure blocks external static and non-static electric fields. Faraday cages are named after the English scientist Michael Faraday, … Continue reading

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Enclosures of The Mind

Seal Tank Jungle  The Deep End Launderette Verulamium  

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Complex Mechanics

‘The technology pictures were born from the desire to unveil places in which things of enormous influence on us are being developed while we never physically reach these places. We get in a car, we open the refrigerator’s without ever … Continue reading

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Peripheral

Peripheral / Periphary: Relating to, or situated on the edge or periphery of something; circumferential, marginal, the outermost part or region within a precise boundary. 1. the boundary or perimeter of any surface or area. 2. the external surface of … Continue reading

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