Moral History – Part 3

Link to Moral History Part 1 Link to Moral History Part 2 Final Thoughts Stories are motivators and perspective-influencers that enable us to behave in certain ways in order to achieve particular goals.  Like the main character in the film Memento, we concoct believable stories that ultimately determine our actions, irrespective of what the objectiveContinue reading “Moral History – Part 3”

Just A Scratch

Recently I made the time to return to one of my early ideas which was to create negatives by removing some sort of black coating (paint, pigmented gelatine) from a film base, by brushing with hot water for example. This time though, I exposed sheets of photographic film to the light and then developed themContinue reading “Just A Scratch”

Moral History – Part 2

Link to Moral History Part 1 Personal Moral Histories and the Narrative of Photography The moral history of my education is that I only learned moral history at school, and that I did not fit into popular groups or traditional systems.  I learned that I am not part of the group that is catered forContinue reading “Moral History – Part 2”

Large Square Format Photography

I recently made some masks for my 13x18cm film holders to allow me to shoot square format for a change. Using an actual camera to make photographs was a nice break from other techniques I’ve been using in my recent work, and I was reminded of how I have always been interested in interacting withContinue reading “Large Square Format Photography”

Moral History – Part 1

The Tale That Came First or A Time Before Facts The following text sprung from an exploration of the subtle difference between the word “story” (histoire) and “history” (l’histoire) in the French language, and how history with a big ‘H’ becomes history with a little ‘h’ – transitioning from actual to symbolic, from objective toContinue reading “Moral History – Part 1”

Something for everyone

I’ve been simultaneously working on multiple ideas and projects, not just in photography but in general, and recently I feel I’ve improved at putting my ideas to the test sooner rather than later. The featured photo above was made by a process that I dreamt, and then shortly afterwards set out to see how myContinue reading “Something for everyone”

Bits and Pieces

This first image is of a lumen print that I slowly re-developed in dilute developer and then toned in selenium. I would have preferred a longer initial exposure, and a stronger second second development, but it’s nevertheless intriguing to see how mixing and altering existing processes can yield unique results. I started using a redContinue reading “Bits and Pieces”

Reaction Videos And Comment Sections

10/06/19 Follow up to Redefining Social Media This following piece looks at social media and the inferences made about group opinion through our experiences online as a test of our own sanity and group belonging.  Much of the social media space provides us with answers to the question “how do we compare to others?”.  ToContinue reading “Reaction Videos And Comment Sections”

Redefining Social Media

30.11.18 We currently have a common conceptual model that divides the online world into two categories: “social media” and “the internet”.  The first group calls to mind the big names like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, that essentially allow users to share various media, both publicly and privately.  Any platform that lacks this capability isContinue reading “Redefining Social Media”

More Enlargements

Continuing the series of brushstrokes made to be enlarged, I changed the framing so that the image is a black square with a white border, which gives the print a different, tidier feel. There are 576 strokes on each enlargement, each occupying a 5x5mm square on the original.