The work of Ilia Beckmann deconstructs the fundamental elements of photography, posing questions regarding its value, application and interpretation. By utilising the technologies processes and content traditionally associated with photography, he communicates with its history, creating a dialogue that explores how we have come to understand and interpret this medium within contemporary culture. In many works, Beckmann has maintained a reflexive aesthetic quality which enables to operate within the context of commercial photography while still maintaining a critical ethos.