Palimpsest photography includes any subject lending itself to the hidden or the 'undisclosed'
. Doors, locks, architectural elements which indicate deterioration
Reflection and refraction which encourages the viewer to 'consider '-
a visual palimpsest. This may be, for example, a reflection of a person in a train
window or a long exposure photograph which indicates a particular kind of
* Environmental deterioration, both made and natural which reveals underlying
structure, decay or change in form resulting from exposure.
* Experimentation with movement, light and sound.
* Recording entropy
Mainstream photography includes
- Street photography
- natural environment
Photographs are accurate records. Photoshop is not used
A wide range of cameras is used and the natural 'flaws', as in LOMO work, as well as their particular individual advantages are built upon to make finished images
Edinburgh snicket signage
Along the Royal Mile a number of alleyways have the remains of painted signage. As a result of age and weather these have worn and peeled to reveal former commercial usage of the properties.
Long Exposure - Movement /Layering Trials
The first time this was tried the result was was accidental. Taking photographs from the top of the Empire State Building at night and with a very strong wind made static focused images impossible.
This has been extended now to include long exposure choreographed pieces and body based images and sculptural pieces
Controlled Long Exposure Trials
Static long exposure trials using a tripod and hand held experimentation
BILLBOARDS - PALIMPSEST RIVA Del GARDA A 'found object ' translated into a work of my own by peeling and removing layers
There is a tradition of placing large posters advertising local deaths in Italy. In Garda these were placed on billboards used for general advertising as well. The combination and juxtaposition of current events relating to the living and the dead is remarkable, especially when the posters are torn down and the past /recent is seen at several identifiable levels.
Manipulated / Reworked billboard
As with all art work the decision has to be made when to stop working on a particular piece. This is particularly the case with accessible billboards which have already been partly 'destroyed'. Using these as a partly worked canvas one has to decide exactly which parts to remove- and then risk exposing something underneath which may provide other compositional problems.