Supine and shim

Here we are one magical moment.
Re-channeling that old Crowley: Supine and shim
Supine and shim
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A revivification of previous session, following a very long absence from the studios due to commitments and loss of film stock. More to come.

In the studios this week: A narrative of hands

Do what thou wilt…

Finally in the studios after so long so we try to follow on with a little more for: #anarrativeofhands.

This time channelling a little Crowley.

Only 2 shots worked out of 8 but its a start. Bad lighting, cold film, rushing and antibiotics have their toll.

I utilise an old ‘Spectra’ for its in-camera double exposures, its irregularity creates a natural abstraction.

Unlike digital Polaroid is cinematic, warm and fuzzy, a moment seen through someone’s else’s eyes.

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Sketchbooking

More sketchbookery for a narrative of hands: Supine and shim.

Sketching really does help choreography and composition for double exposure. Invaluable when your not able to make it to the studios. The routine of fulltime work pacifies creativity…

Took my time with this little scratch, normally their free n easy collages to assess composition / alignment but today we have antibiotics so theres no rush.

Channelling a little Crowley.

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In the studios this week: A narrative of hands

Polaroids are organic, each frame is unique, not a ‘real picture’ but a ‘reflection’.

Following on from sketch-booking we dive back into the studios to continue a narrative of hands.

Referencing Curwen’s Solfege tonal hand signs – also featured in ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ (1977). Arcane gestures, line and form.

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Perfect circle: Exploring book making

Thinking back to the idea of framing and centralisation where I wanted to use drawing within the prints, e.g. drawing a circle etc.

Whilst looking into book-making I imagined using transparent pages with hand-drawn geometry as overlays…

The imediatacy of ‘Narrative of hands’ has enabled me to think more about objects than images. I’m planning on another 2 sessions for ‘Narrative of hands’ and then I think its time to play with hand-made books.

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