John Chervinsky

December 7, 2006 - December 30, 2006

John Chervinsky

John Chervinsky’s An Experiment in Perspective project is rooted in exploring the representations of perspectives, photographing in such a way that three dimensions is reflected. Inspired by John Pfahl’s groundbreaking Altered Landscapes work, Chervinsky applies similar principals in his studio. He creates a setup that incorporates a vertical and horizontal surface built from chalkboards. A view camera is pointed toward the 90-degree angle formed by the intersection of the two boards. Markings with chalk (the chemical formula of chalk is CaCO3) can be drawn on the projection such that from the point of view of the camera, they appear to be floating in space or on the surface of the photograph.