Checkers. What goes up?

2020.

COMING SOON

 


The Black and White Box – exercise book

2019. Gelatin silver prints, single copy.

The series consists of chemical and graphic explorations made from some negatives of the people I’ve portrayed over the years. All the pictures have been realized with the afghan box camera with the negative/positive silver technique.

Exercise I
It all starts with choosing a negative from the box where they are stored, reproducing its positive and then letting things happen; between passages from negative to positive I intervene with the intentional use of double exposure, light leaks inside the camera during the developing, the deposit of silver salts on the photographic paper, overlays with objects, the use of the mobile screen Etc.
During these manipulations I live the process and observe what happens inside and outside me in search of the unexpected: there are no rules, only images that are born of a flow of movements and that are constantly changing until an encounter arrives.

 

Exercise II

It all starts with choosing a negative from the box where they are stored, reproducing its positive and considering the picture as a manipulable object. Same material, same forms transformed and projected again in a new sensitive layer. I perceive how new projection with the same form can alter the subject photographed.

Exercise III

It all starts with choosing a negative from the box where they are stored, reproducing its positive more times on the same sensitive surface.  I perceive the sensitivity of this light-sensitive space and how the light, with its shadows, can be continuously registered in the surface.

Exercise IV

It all starts with choosing a negative from the box where they are stored, reproducing the positive and then different negatives. The negatives have been cutted and recomposed creating a new shape that suggest the amplification of the gesture of the subject photographed.