Monthly Archives: September 2010

Rainbows devoid of colour

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For a minuscule moment digital photography has gained it’s tangibility once again – the sheen of the paper has become the protagonist of the image.

I like the idea of taking an image and rephotographing it in order to interpret it in a different way. These – HDRs (High Dynamic Range) images, shot around East Lothian caught some of the light from the window, creating milky white reflections across the images. I found something compelling in the giant white streaks of light that pervaded across the image like rainbows devoid of colour, creating something otherworldly fused with the subtler hues of the sunset. For a minuscule moment digital photography has gained it’s tangibility once again – the sheen of the paper has become the protagonist of the image, but the idea has, ironically been lost once again in the usually pristine quality of a computer display (where images can be seen without the texture of paper or canvas). Here the presentation of the images, the accordance of light has entered into the landscape itself. Two worlds are fused in a strange combination of seeing and feeling, both are now able to obscure each other, and envelop each other. Two worlds – one the presentation of the images, in a city buzzing with a steady onslaught of traffic, the other a landscape outside, have been married with pixels, squashed into the same space by a haphazard fusion of light.

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