Miles Roberts

Working as a photographer and visual artist across analogue and digital processes, Miles has a focus on the qualities of 'rough' and 'real' objects.  Pinhole photographs, early optics and a tendency to work with the basic rather than the perfect raises questions and challenges broader ideas about seeing, what is is to be seen and representation in an ever more documented and observed world. Tracks, imprints and the sea are regular themes and often his work poses questions about the ephemeral in the urban lives that more of the world live in. Miles' work sets out to challenge our thoughts on permanence, traces, the passage of time through the creation of fragile and unique images and objects.

When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.
— Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida