Simen Johan’s Taxidermy Photography

Merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, Simen Johan creates each of his images from as many as one hundred negatives, having first constructed or discovered each element and photographed it on film. Across his body of work, the viewer is urged to ponder the relationship between the real and the artificial or imagined. In his photographs, the Norwegian photographer explores darkly the human proclivity towards fantasy and our attempts, knowing or otherwise, to craft alternate realities for ourselves.

text from Robert Koch Gallery