The sweet, exciting, coincidence of film-negative distortion…

 

 These two pieces of fine art photography were taken about 12 weeks ago at the end of our New Zealand summer. In the past week, I have been adjusting these images in post-production.

In no such way, have I digitally manipulated the distortion effect in these images via post-production. The distortion effect has instead been created naturally, moments before film capture in the camera, where I have manipulated water in front of the lens (being an underwater camera of course).

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The hidden similarities of my own work, to the artist Uta Barth…

 

Today was a day of discovery. I was going through an old shoe box of old 35mm film negatives of underwater work. I had photographed these around 4 years ago when I was in Year 2, of a Fine Arts degree. In my opinion, these two particular photographs hold a close similarity to the work of Uta Barth, a German/American artist (b.1958). Its interesting how time alters our perception as these two images were dismissed by my artistic eyes at the time they were first sighted. However, I think these two little gems, amongst others I found today, have put more value and presence than one would first initially think. This type of work is something I would love to continue and explore further in the nearing future…

Take care everyone!

Cheers, Victoria