Light Brushing | 2015-21

I am a photographer.

I affirm this each morning by pointing my camera at the window and taking a photograph, nothing more than this.

Since February 2015 (ongoing).

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Selected windows from over 1,600 (Feb 2015 - Apr 2021)

An edition of 80 windows was exhibited as an analogue carousel slideshow projection at Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London February 2016

Araki Nobuyoshi, Tokyo Radiation August 6-15th, 2010:

Araki was receiving radiation treatment for cancer and every morning he “looked at the sky from where the bombs came”.

“Other people brush their teeth, I brush my eyes,”

he said.

Green, D. and Lowry, J. (2003):

“Photographs… are not just indexical because light happened to be recorded in an instant on a piece of photosensitive film, but because, first and foremost, they were taken.

The very act of photography, as a kind of gesture,

which points to an event in the world, as a form of designation… is thus itself a form of indexicality.”

· copyright Charlie Gao