Richard Paul creates transformative encounters in his photographs. Objects, shiny and appealing, bask in their synthetic beauty in the eye of the camera, and in the (sometimes literal) reflection of their companions, with the slick flawless appearance of a Vogue advertisement. The possibility of meaning relies on a conjunction or compounding of the depicted elements. The relevance, if not the implication, of their conjunction is guaranteed by the act of photographing them. The viewer’s desire and admiration of said objects is diverted by the complexity and absurdity of the aggregated conundrums.