In Jon Baker’s latest work he uses a camera obscura to document how the (male) body transforms or marks the surface of organic objects.

The obscura magnifies and records its subject greater than life size (Macrobscura), creating grainless colour photographs that appear to leave a trace of the subject on the surface of the image. Jon attempts to use these qualities to bring a disruption to our understanding of subject and photograph creating images that are both seductive and vile.

Jon’s work reveals a contradictory record of the male body that can be cruel/tender/abject/magnificent.