Chaos

Chaos

In-camera multiple exposures on film. I expose each frame of a roll of film to an environment, rewind the film back into the canister, and then re-expose each frame to a human figure in the studio. I don't keep track of the images that appeared in each frame, or try to plan harmonious compositions. Sometimes days, weeks, or months go by between shooting each layer. Depending on how the film loads each time, the layered images may or may not line up with each other exactly. When that happens, the black frame becomes another entity in the final image.

All of these factors combine to create images that sometimes appear completely random and sometimes oddly purposeful. In fact, they are both, in the same way we are both. The resulting rectangle of film is a permanent imprint of a tiny moment of chaos, chance, accident, luck, god, or whatever term you use to describe the seemingly unexpected experiences and juxtapositions we encounter that make up our existence and our self.