Burn out


Eoin Carey

This images is part of a series with the same error. It is shot on colour film and is a result (I think) of the first frame of the roll being exposed when loaded. It only affects the first frame of the negative and creates a really interesting tension and opposition within the image as well as draws attention to the materiality of the film and, especially in the case of this image, its volatility and susceptibility to light and heat.

I am really drawn to the sense of burning in the border created from over exposure during loading (I think?!) and speaks to me of the transient nature of film, as a document, as a moment, as an artefact in decay as soon as it is fixed.

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