Paul Knight: Jump into bed with me
The seemingly conflicting qualities of intimacy and distance come to define the work of Australian-born, Berlin-based photographer and artist Paul Knight. Part of a wider, ongoing project documenting the day-to-day life Knight has shared with his partner Peter over the course of their relationship, his first book considers intimacy as a conceptual proposition. To frame it, he simply positions his 35mm camera and sets a timer. Paired with a transcript of the couple’s history of text messages to one another, the book is at once missive to a lover and an ode to photography’s intrinsic processes. The camera, when left to its own devices, can capture wonderful and beautiful things.