A Sense of Someplace

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Each image is made from two found 35mm film slides. I  remove slides from mounts and trawl my slide collection for two that reveal new narratives. If a pair have a kind of rhyme to them as one, then I remount them and I project them onto a screen and look in detail at them. Often the closer inspection shows that there is no ‘story’ and I start again.

I work in this manner until I successfully create a composite with offers a new narrative, one that provokes visually – a scene or place that feels familiar yet is impossible. It can take a long time before I make one that reveals an ‘other’. The two slides – witnesses to their own unique time and place – make a new single image with a tilted nostalgia and you look into a photo where time and place feels adrift.

Sometimes these images have an impossible beauty of places we can never experience, others have a silent melancholy their story. And in many there is a sense of loss and entropy, even anxiety … maybe it’s a distrust of their ambiguous ‘truth’.

 

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