W.R.O.O.L. II, 2015
digital photograph/experimental digital image
Trying to revisit an old idea with a completely different technique. When attending university, I took some credits working on an independent-study project which dealt largely with mediumship and spirit photography. That body of work was more or less in-camera manipulation through long-exposure mixed with some light digital editing. I did not consider them successful.
With these pieces, I’ve been taking a different route and searching for (some would suggest - dubiously) more authentic results. The final image is made from multiple passes of exposure from a broken flatbed scanner used as an object of concentration/manipulation during sessions of light-trance mediumship which I have been conducting in my studio.
Following capture, I assemble these exposures together into compositions within standard image editing software and conduct light editing of colour, sharpness, and contrast.
I have been encouraged by the powerfully apophenic suggestions which appear in the first series of images; forms emerge resembling anatomy and structures that are not present (or capable of being imaged) during the experimental process.