Charles Hagen: statement



I value the certainty with which photography records the world, but I also value its limitations, its inability to get things right. I seek moments when visual appearances don't match what I expect, when an unexpected glitch, in the camera or myself, opens questions about just what's going on.

A central function of photography for me is simply to allow me to notice things, to pay attention, to acknowledge and take pleasure in both the richness and contradictions of seeing.