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This series focuses on both the mechanica of the photographic studio and the Opera props as allegorical objects, signifiers that are defined through their use. Silence is an ongoing theme in my work at present and the silence of an unused prop interests me. It was important to 'show the workings' of the studio and the props in the images. As in Brechtian theatre, this gap between the object and that which it depicts is a silent space, a void which the imagination can colour.

 
Cloud Duster
http://benmcdonnell.co.uk/files/gimgs/th-14_opera 006.jpg
 
Horse Whip
http://benmcdonnell.co.uk/files/gimgs/th-14_opera 003.jpg
 
Fish Cuffs
http://benmcdonnell.co.uk/files/gimgs/th-14_opera 005.jpg
 
Chariot Flags
http://benmcdonnell.co.uk/files/gimgs/th-14_opera 001.jpg