"The main instrument of the photographic process is not the camera but the photosensitive layer" - László Moholy-Nagy'. These Polaroid Manipulations were created without a camera, using instant from from The Impossible Project. The work is a reaction to the prevalence of digital photography and the decline in use of photographic chemistry. Historically, it was when the first images were fixed that the invention of photography was declared. Taking inspiration from early photographers and some of the first photographic images which were created without cameras, this work focuses on the nature of photographic chemistry.
Chilyn Chen • Kate Cowdrey • Hazel Davies • Doris Himmelbauer • Karina Holland • John Rovira •