For the past two decades, Richard Masters has depicted the cityscape in stunning, monochromatic detail. The starting point of the artist’s work is direct observation: he will return to a particular place a dozen times or more to study the area from different perspectives and under a variety of lighting conditions before the camera is ever employed. It is never his objective to recreate a given scene. Rather, his onsite studies and photographic research coalesce to form the foundation of an imaginary space, a make-believe world that persuades the viewer of its own individual reality.
Copyright © 2011 by Richard Masters