I am interested in the way photographs abstract space and time; how they can capture cycles of construction and deconstruction, and evidence of people living or just passing through. Together, my images present questions about cultural authenticity and what makes one location unique from any other.
Another larger theme in my work explores the nature of human perception and how unusual types of photomechanical reproduction can make us think about our world in a fresh way. A panoramic photo is not “more real” but simply gives a new facet on how to think about how we see.
Ari Salomon was born in Israel, raised in San Diego and now is based in San Francisco. He recieved a B.A. with honors from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1993 in Art History with a focus on contemporary art theory and studio photography. He is a photographer and graphic designer.