Matthew Booth's photographs seem to work against an overarching feeling that a subtle detail has been brutally altered in the picture. He is interested in complicating the threshold between straight and staged photography to expand the ways in which a photograph might originate. Fuelled by an interest in repetition and the polishing of experience through picture-making, Booth often recreates or simply photographs an everyday scene, but transforms it subtly so that it comes across as at once an immediately recognisable image and a peculiar paradox.
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