“The series Cubes for Albers and LeWitt explores the possibilities of manipulating time, space, perception and, in particular, the additive system of colour. The images from this series are constructed onto single sheets of 4 x 5 film. The subject in reality is monochromatic. The photographs use a set of cubes and ground options painted white, two tones of grey, and black.
Through multiple exposures the colour hues in each image have been made by exposing the film to the additive primaries of red, green and blue. The reflective value of the cubes controls the value or lightness of that hue, and the black is utilised as a type of reflective mask, holding potential on the film for other exposures.
As the title suggests, there is a nod to Josef Albers and his impressive studies of the subtractive systems of colour, and to Sol LeWitt for his notes on Conceptual Art. LeWitt serves as an example of modular systems to reduce a subject while heightening conceptual meaning. These images are completely photographic and not visible to the naked eye. Photographically my main reference not mentioned in the series title is Ansel Adams and his thoughts about visualisation in photography and the potential of the zone system.”