Ways of knowing combines Stier's long-running fascination with chronicling the world of science and academic investigation with his own artistic take on science-themed still lifes of 'imagined experiments'.
... it’s almost a modern version of Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel’s Evidence project
By viewing scientists at work in the lab as artistic, creative figures, photographer Daniel Stier has created a surreal series that shows researchers in a whole new light.
Sometimes science is just plain weird. Daniel Stier makes it look even weirder, documenting seemingly bizarre experiments at state-of-the-art facilities for his series
Ways of Knowing.
Daniel Stier has produced an outstanding photographic work in scientific research centers all over Europe; shots which meet real laboratory experiments halfway between science and art.
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Fascinated by the strange environments of pure scientific research, Daniel Stier set about investigating the idea of experiment as an artform.
British Journal of Photography
In short, Ways of Knowing is a smart, engaging book, which neatly takes advantage of the way we have been culturally conditioned to accept the authority of certain types of inquiry, while doubting others.
There you are. Curious you are, eager, always searching for new knowledge; your whole life is set up around it. But that there should be a day where you ask yourself why you do this, who would have thought?