As a photography student in today's world a lot of talk is centered around film versus digital. I however do not believe in the polarization between the two.
Human Obscura was very interesting to work with as it is a project centered around two ideas; a technical idea and a conceptual idea.
Technically I wanted to create a hybrid between analog and digital; because film is often transferred digitally I would have to make digital analog. But converting digital images to film was not as easy as it seemed to me at the beginning of this project. All images were shot digitally and constructed in Photoshop. I shot these images on instant film, leaving them unpeeled to show the remnants of emulsion that physically rendered each image. This concept lent itself perfectly to this project as it emphasizes the presence of digital manipulation.
Conceptually I wanted to address the relation between humans and our environments. We are very much a part of our environment as much as we are at odds with it.
All images are Fuji instant film, original FP-100c diffusion transfer prints.