Hands up if you winced at the photo of the sawed-in-half iMac? (That’s sad isn’t it). There’s a certain name for the anxious feeling you get if you see a mug too close to the edge of a table, but I don’t know what it is. Call it a hunch, but something about these coldly-lit photographs of odd objects on worn surfaces give you a chilly anxiety that something isn’t quite right in the room they inhabit.
You know when Alice falls down the rabbit-hole and everything’s not quite right, but in a magnificent way? Well that’s the same sort of deal as in Arjan Benning’s photographs. he says that his work “often seeks the border where authenticity and amazement are close together”. Couldn’t agree more. These are truly wonderful images.