DVAA Member since january 2017
As a former radiologist, Geoffrey Agrons spent his workdays interpreting “photographs” of the human interior. In time, he recognized that an unspoken aesthetic appreciation of diagnostic images was deeply entwined with the rigor of anatomic analysis, logic and problem solving. He grew interested in a different relationship with images, one that separated an immediate emotional response from vigilant interpretation. In 2005 he acquired his first camera, and began to explore the world beyond the darkened radiology reading room.
“The uneasy coexistence between human populations and the natural world interests me as a photographer. I am intrigued by transition and impermanence, and favor material that leaves an inchoate emotional residue-that haunting suspicion that we may have forgotten something important in our inattention to the sensual realm. I suppose most of my photographs are mementos mori (although I've come to think of them as "melancholigraphs").”