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Horsfield is perhaps best known for his portraits. This image belongs to a sub-genre of portraits of artists and is an image caught in time, where nothing in the photograph helps us date the work. In fact the work was made from a negative taken in 1969; the title records the date of photography and the date of the final print. Horsfield is interested in the interconnectedness of past and present, and in the possiblity of finding an epic dimension within the intimacy of his portraits. His ambition is to stir, within the viewer, an awareness of 'our own being in relation to the physical matter of our friends'.

September 2004