Exhibition: July 8 to July 29, 2011
Opening Reception and Satellite Gallery Grand Opening: July 8 at 7pm
At UAS Satellite Gallery Mainspace - 343 11th ave SW
Slow Light is a series of pinhole portraits, taken with home made cameras using paper negatives. Many of the photographs are self portraits, and some are of family and friends. Some prints are shown with the negative and positive images together, each complementing the other.
There is something about sitting for a pinhole portrait that brings the sitter into a state of awareness of the moment. The exposures are quite long, allowing for that time to become meditative. The sitter and the photographer have to slow down and be still and truly be in the moment. They slow to the pace of the exposure. Stillness and motion are captured simultaneously. Some details are crisp, others are a blur.
Some of these photographs are layered with imagery, playing with double exposures to reveal another dimension to the subject. There is a magical quality to pinhole photography as it has the ability to capture our movement through time and to capture more than a single moment.