Sharing the same interest in Lomography and taste in art, we decided to team up to discover the extent of our collaboration in elevating Lomography as an art medium. With individual distinctive style and approaches in art making, we build upon each other’s perspective in deciding the best way to present photography beyond conventional means through our interest. This collaboration not only paved way for creative possibilities through our art making, but has also pushed us to be more creative and critical, benefitting us as an artist.
Exuberant (2015), was the outcome of our first exploration into an unconventional photographic presentation. In this series, the process of developing negatives from Analog cameras became the source of inspiration for the approach to our art making. Understanding that chemicals and the Black room are the settings for developing negatives, we decided to “break the rules” and started adding household chemicals and allowing light leaks to discover the effects of this experimentation. The outcome of this experimentation produced abstract images distorting it from its original representation of the image captured at that instance. It is what we perceive as a depiction of the light and time, which are the essence of photographic images.
Our recent work, Analog (2017) is a portrayal of our artistic process for Exuberant (2015). The three glass dome with the negative from our earlier experimentation circling around it and a light centering it encapsulates the entire art-making process for Exuberant (2015) into one physical form, with the intention to provide the space for our audience to make a connection between our work its process without being too literal.
For reasons highlighted above, featured below are the thoughts that the artist had considered in the making of Analog and the processes the artist had gone through. Take your time to appreciate the work that had gone behind the single piece of final work. We hope that you too will be able to see that the value of art lies not solely in the outcome but also in the thoughts of the artist and how that was translated through a physical medium. May this will start your creative juices flowing. Happy art-making!
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Done By: Siti Nurhidayu Bte Mohd Najib and Jaliza Bte Jamaludin