Tide Marks - from the Overpainted Photograph collection


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About the piece

35mm transparency, cross-processed, with acrylic on photographic paper. The photograph was taken at Fistral Beach in Cornwall. Shot on transparency/slide film, then cross-processed in the darkroom. Cross processing is the procedure of deliberately processing photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film, in this case, colour slide film developed as if it were a colour negative film. The results are unpredictable but often produce vibrant colours. Using the photograph as a canvas, the seascape, surfers and dog walkers in the photo are abstracted by the painting on the surface. By painting directly onto the photograph as an addition and obscuring feature, I have recontextualised the original photograph. Layers of intense colour create rich complexity and alter notions of time and narrative.

  • Creator share 10%
  • File type image/jpeg
  • File size 48.57 MB
  • Category Mixed media