Working in error

Matthew Terry

I purposely sought out broken or malfunctioning compact digital cameras for this project. I looked for keywords such as ‘faulty’ or ‘sensor problem’ in the hopes of obtaining cameras that would produce distorted images. All the images are accidental and are the result of the transient or fleeting nature of the malfunction of the camera.

I have no control over the resulting photographs, all I can do is point and shoot. I find this way of ‘working in error’ to be liberating and therapeutic as it seems to be the antithesis of perfectionist thinking as I am choosing to relinquish control and embrace the flawed.

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