The “PhotoGraphy” project is the creation of a process by which the environment, time and light react to each other and generate images on three-dimensional objects.
This 1st series consists in coating objects with a “light-sensitive” layer, put them in a black box with strategically placed pinholes, and expose them for 5 to 50 minutes depending on the brightness of the environment. It is a new way to capture a moment in time, no matter whether the image on the object is focused or losing focus – the object will carry the trace of its first moments of experience, its first exposure.
We can create a wide variety of different kinds of surface textures and colours by using techniques such as spraying, dying, painting or adding plastic masterbatch when we use injection moulding. However, what is the purpose of giving the objects particular kinds of surface qualities? Are we trying to affect user’s emotions? To give the item a higher value? Or we are trying to simulate some of the fascination we feel in response to surface complexities we find in natural settings?
The meaning of “photography” is “writing light,” or using light to achieve the graphic. Light projected onto film makes the chemical layers react, and then shows the colours or reverse colour of the illuminated objects on the film or photo paper.
When we thinking about creating surfaces and giving colour, putting colour on paper is in a sense the same as giving colour to an object, so I believe it would be a strong idea to use the principle of photography to give colour to objects. We usually associate photography with a kind of illusionism that transforms three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional image, but in this case, the three-dimensional will be rather translated into another three-dimensional reality.