Sunday, 14 November 2010
2 weeks ago I traveled back to my home in Wales to take some double exposure photography exploring memory and its distortion of the familiar.
I was aiming to get back some prints which would help me to understand and better represent the distortion of overlain memories that I experience when walking through areas I have known ever since I had the ability to.
These are the scans of the negatives I took using a Yashica, can't remember the model name. They are black and white but I scanned them in colour and I'm warming towards the brownish colouring some of them have.
The main bulk of the photos I took are of a section of my favourite mountain walking route. I took photos of familiar markers along the trail until my film ran out then I put the wound up film back in and walked back along the same way and found more of my favourite scenes along the road.
I used mainly compositions of empty road and pylons to create some sense of interminable memory, boundless in my mind.
The intrusions of lines and shapes are mostly down to chance as I did not know which images of the walk would overlap each other. I could only control the images I regarded as worth capturing. I like the layering process and the fact that each shape in the images is determined by its twin image of the return journey.
These are really pleasing so I may repeat the process with some more parts of my home territory.
The only problem is that most of the photos have no discernable borders which presents a problem when I want to take them to print so I need to find out if and how you can print entire strips of negative.