Under Lock & Key

The great thing about Impossible Project films – at least the way I have been using them – is the fact that the film tends to inspire the project if you get a hold of it first. As it slumbers in your fridge, your mind is racing, trying to figure out what an appropriate subject matter will be. You can, of course, do the predictable – as was recently advertised by TIP for their orange/black duochrome, suggesting you use it for Halloween (?!). Or you try and envision something else for it, make the film part of the creation process before you have completely conceived the project.

Such was the case here. The dissonance between the yellow and the Valentines, which I intended to incorporate, led me to the idea to do a project on the superficiality of tokens of love. Valentines are often merely signed, if at all, and many times not really dedicated to anyone special, and the exchange of them has no effect on the lock which we keep on our feelings.

Talk to the Hand:

Under Lock & Key #1

Under Lock & Key #1

Scanography, post-processed in Photoshop, then transferred onto Impossible Project “Third Man Records” edition film via my Samsung phone and the Instant Lab. The results on this film are almost exactly how I envisioned them.

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In Vino

An older series it seems I have never posted. In Vino Veritas.

In Vino:

In Vino #1

In Vino #1

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Abschied {Farewell}

Taken in March 2015 during my stay in Germany, as my mother was dying. I wanted to capture mood/feelings more than anything else.

Abschied {Farewell}:

Abschied #1

Abschied #1

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Talk to the hand

When life deals you expired Impossible Project 600 round color frames edition film and you are trying to find something appropriate in terms of subject matter that is not the predictable, you start thinking about how the round color frames are supposed to make you feel as opposed to how you are actually feeling. It could be that you have been suppressing your anger, or that you are ashamed of it, instead of embracing it. So, talk to the hand!

Talk to the Hand:

Talk to the Hand #1

Talk to the Hand #1

These were photographed on my Canon 5D II, post-processed in Photoshop, then transferred onto Impossible Project 600 round color frames edition film via my Samsung phone and the Instant Lab. The results on this film are almost exactly how I envisioned them.

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Of Happiness, Only a Piece

When you don’t want much, just a piece of happiness is enough.

Of Happiness, Only a Piece:

Of Happiness, Only a Piece #1

Of Happiness, Only a Piece #1

I was excited to be able to work with two amazing actor friends to create this photo essay. I let myself be inspired by what I saw unfold in front of the camera, and the outcome is a – rare for me – almost color key moment, reminiscent of a mixture of “Alice in Wonderland”, “Corpse Bride” and “Barber of Fleet Street”. I love how it is at the same time dark, yet romantic, depressed, but still hopeful.

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