Projectiongrams

Projectiongrams

These photographs compress an elaborate sixty-second choreography into a single image.  Working with digitally produced slides, I strategically project image-fragments and simple geometric forms into the landscape, and document the result through time-lapse photography.  During the extended-exposure, I move through the frame with a white screen, creating a kinetic projection surface to capture and reflect parts of the projection as it travels through space.  See the process videos below for examples.

I approach this process as an opportunity to step inside the camera, and darkroom simultaneously, where I become a physical agent in the construction of the image.  Within this space I am enabled to work more directly with light, time, and optical phenomena.  Through this interrogation of the photographic process I am exploring my own questions regarding the psychology of perception, and its role in the construction of subjective experience.

Credit goes to Matthew Jensen for suggesting the name "Projectiongram" as a descriptive photographic term.

Projectiongram Process