A view from Dinas Bran
A view from Dinas Bran
On Moel Famau, on TV mode by mistake…
When sunset reflections go wrong!
I take quite a few long exposure pinhole photographs, sometimes leaving homemade cameras outside for over 6 months. These photographs are all from negatives which were badly affected by the sun and English weather.
In some cases the emulsion layers are literally falling off the plastic film base. The Newton’s Rings present in a couple of the images are also a failure of the scanning process.
Ultimately I was attempting to capture the rhythmic cycle of the sun, and so I see these photographs as unfortunate failures as they have become almost abstract in appearance.
I’m a click happy photographer, recording as much as I can from everyday
life. These photographs were taken during a gig and were meant to be
clear and pristine.
Due to the hustle and bustle from the gig these very painterly images were produced. A mistake as they were not planned but loved as they record the energy
of the gig.
Flying Land at the Reservoir, April 2015. Installation, film on holographic screen.
This failed image resulted from the documentation process of a site-specific moving hologram, the errors are: the wrong perspective, the blurry hologram and the grainy quality of the picture.
Debbie Harry has this hairstyle that just might suit me…taking a picture of the magazine cut-out to show the hairdresser….and it went wrong…
Wanting to take a silly inside-the-car panorama to create a visual memory for a fabulous family holiday on the Isle of Tiree….where the lack of sunlight, much rain and much wind just asked for something a bit more experimental….which did not work.
No idea how this happened and why…but isn’t it just soft and warm?
These images are both my failed attempts to capture the so-called ‘super moon’ last month. I think I wobbled my camera during the longer exposure for night time setting, not sure!
The first image is an example of the happy accidents I’ve always embraced in polaroid photography – the light leak, the patchy emulsion where it’s failed to spread, the mysterious sparkling spots…
The other image is a failure on my part rather than the technology. A portrait of my daughter, taken through a glass door. I’d hoped to capture more detail but the rather ghostly image still appeals to me.