Micaela Mau

One of the more fascinating aspects of instant photography is its unpredictability and its apparently infinite potential for experimentation. This project forgoes conventional photographic image capturing almost completely and focuses on creating images by manipulating the film’s material components instead. Through a variety of creative techniques, arbitrary abstract compositions take shape, often revealing the stratification beneath the film’s clear plastic surface. Digitally captured close-up shots linger on color-variations, textures and patterns, the topographic variations within these photographic microcosms. The developed film and the image that emerged are presented as separate and yet inextricably connected pieces in order to emphasize the materiality of the original tridimensional object and the ambivalent nature of the photographic image.


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