I found a new shadow pattern to work with in a domestic space, the main difference with this one is that the movement is vertical compared horizontal. I don’t have access to my printer at the moment to make a repeat of my earlier experiment, so for now I have utilised Photoshop to amalgamate a similar overlay of images.
I compiled the selection above and adjusted the blending options in two different set ups; difference and soft light.
The difference setup creates a new image negative that corroborates the intervals of the captures. As a result a new pattern emerges.
The soft light setup is more like the first image, with a gradation of burning across the light pattern. The brightest part is the area that the most exposures retained the light projection.
While I like the potential effect, the causality is that the post-production technique overpowers the idea. I prefer the analogue approach to printing one abstraction and returning it to the capture point if I was to work with overlays of sequencing. If I was to collage the different captures into a single image, perhaps a collage such as in John Hilliard’s work (see fig. 1.). But that would still result in having a displaced image.
Until I can work in my space with my printer, perhaps I focus more on my smartphone notations where I can continue to compile conceptual psychogeography ideas in the field. I am out a fair bit at the moment so a variety of locations and patterns will be interesting to share.
List of Illustrations
Figure 1. Hilliard, J (1971) Camera Recording its Own Condition (7 Apertures, 10 Speeds, 2 Mirrors) [Photograph] At: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hilliard-camera-recording-its-own-condition-7-apertures-10-speeds-2-mirrors-t03116 (Accessed on 13.09.18)