DANIEL CROOKS: THE APPROACH
This work is an attempt to link discontinuous moments of reality into a cohesive and equally valid whole.
Trains, tracks, timetables – a lot of the images that I want to make start as very simple propositions; a couple of intersecting lines in a sketchbook, a small picture of a camera and a seemingly innocuous word like ‘parallel’. But realising a simple sketch of (an assumed) perfect physical universe is often incredibly difficult to pull off in the real world.
This work is an attempt to link discontinuous moments of reality into a cohesive and equally valid whole – to make a continuous tracking shot of a discrete world. It is also an attempt to exert absolute control over the camera – to take the perfect precision of the computer-based world and to impose that on a reality that is unpredictable, imprecise and otherwise difficult to control.