Allan Parker

They Live Still (Book)

Nisanth Srinivasan is a Indian visual artist who has never used a stills camera and film to make photographs. Despite this, his work recreates the look and feel of analogue images, using digital files and a range of photographic techniques. These include re-photographing found images and scanning the pages of old books and magazines. Why does a contemporary image-maker foreground this strategy in their practice? The accompanying essay by Allan Parker considers some answers to this question and explores the ways in which digital technologies fall short in their offer to contemporary image-makers.