Portfolio: Souvenir (2009-2010)
In Souvenir, Liesl Pfeffer uses the tropes of travel photography to explore the concept of photographic truth.
Souvenir consists of photo-media collages depicting imaginary foreign landscapes, including mountain ranges, fjords and lakes, inspired by and referencing the composition of vernacular travel photographs.
What at first glance appears to be a mountain is actually made up of pieces of snapshots of the everyday; anything from fences to clouds. There is something false and visually jarring in these images; the artist uses this disjunct to explore questions of truth in photography.
The Mountains Wait, 2009
Summer Fjord, 2010
The Crystal Lake, 2010
Lake Mountain, 2010
Sunset Over Mountains, 2010
Mountain Rock, 2009
One Hundred Days Away, 2009
© All images copyright Liesl Pfeffer 2005-2011