Curiosity regarding time and space in analogue photography is the main issue propelling my ‘Travel Exposures’ series. My interest was to creat… Read More
Curiosity regarding time and space in analogue photography is the main issue propelling my ‘Travel Exposures’ series. My interest was to create a body of colour photographs which are based around travel documentation. Bi-weekly, I chose various destination points and documented the space at my origin point, the time of my travel, and the new space which I arrived at.
Using a 35mm single lens reflex camera I have produced several colour travel documents, which contain three frames per set. The first image is taken at the starting point. The second image is a long exposure, which lasts the entire time of the trip; the shutter stays open for the duration of my travel. This exposure will record the amount of light that exposes the film during this time, and is captured by the camera throughout the time of travel. The third image marks the destination point of my selected venture. The titles of the images will correspond with the times at which the shots were taken. For example, one travel exposure I shot began at “12:27 pm” and is the title of the first image. The second image “16 minutes”, is the amount of time that the journey took. And the third image is a shot of the destination point, “12:43 pm”.
Time and space are the participants in my three frame works. The center frame is an amount of time that is displayed by enigmatic imagery. The spatial shots flanking the long exposure reveal architectural forms and urban landscapes, which serve to establish and conclude each series. The connection between the three frames occurs through the middle frame, where the length of time that the film is exposed allows for fogging of the center frames’ edges. The amount of time the journey takes will be reflected by the nature of bleeding which occurs beyond the middle frame. Read Less