All Photos © Bill Finger
Seattle-based photographer Bill Finger—who worked earlier in his career as an assistant cameraman—uses his knowledge of cinematography and set design to fuel his fine art project “Previously.” The macabre post-crime scenarios create narratives that straddle the line between fiction and reality, which at times surrender hints at the diorama’s construction. Finger showed his work as a participant at this year’s Photolucida in Portland, Oregon.
“The creation of each image begins with the construction of a miniature diorama. Each diorama is constructed specifically to be photographed. Like filmmaking, all staging and lighting is done looking through he lens. Once photographed, the diorama is destroyed. Through this process I create a temporary space, which like a film set, only lives on within the image.” —Bill Finger