Here’s a link for an interview about me and my instant film work on the Impossible blog: https://blog.the-impossible-project.com/instant-photographer-profiles-9-nicholas-carn
A triple transparency backlit 3d light box image. Three layers consist of a gas holder the face montage and a long exposure of traffic lights from SE London.
The period 1860 to 1910 is known as “The Golden Age of Automata”, this is dedicated to that period.
The Open studios this May were a great success with the continued expansion of the SFSA project which is growing and growing. This time I showed some of my new backlit 3D Transparencies and they received much interest. I have designed a frame which I will build for other Transparency projects but for this occasion I adapted some ready made frames incorporating the wires as part of the finished piece.
Floating in space
Polaroid Impossible project image captured in Brighton
on Tumbr here: tumblr http://nickcarn.tumblr.com/post/49020895681
And Flickr too…
It’ll all end in smoke
There are three images here, Kennington gas works, some chimneys near Didcot I think, from a train window…. and a self portrait which makes up the smoke image.
Here’s another transparency, this time a multi-exposure transparency.
I think the financial theme is never too far from my mind these days. Perhaps I should change the record. Being near the city seems to influence this a lot. Well, I’m going to Brighton on Wednesday which will help…
Here is my first Polaroid image with added pens and Letraset. It was very tempting to draw over the scanned image on the computer, which I may do for some images, there’s nothing wrong with that. But part of the process I am going through with the Polaroids is to avoid the computer as much as possible (until the end) and the fact that I want there to be an “original” in existence, not just a digital file on a hard drive.
We’re all jacked in these days. Since I broke my tablet I feel a bit more free, they are cursedly addictive and unproductive.