“Through photographs, the world becomes a series of unrelated, freestanding particles … The camera makes reality atomic.”
– Sonntag, On Photography, 1977
Generating video sequences from my slide photographs – the ‘animation’ does not create an illusion of movement; it doesn’t disguise or conceal the still images that it is composed of. Attention is drawn to the individual units (each photo) that make up the flow and the relationships / differences between them. Somewhere between stillness and movement.
The individual images (particles) are abstractions of my original experience of the garden. Glimpses enlarged, concentrated, expanded. It is not what I see, but what I see affected by optical, mechanical, chemical and digital processes that create complex new images that describe something other, something more.