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I am not a processor, I am a random process | by kevin dooley
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I am not a processor, I am a random process

I'll often get comments on my film photos, "nice processing". Actually, I don't do anything to my film shots except crop.


So the visual effect above is not created by me in some fit of artistic inspiration in Photoshop... as if!


Rather I apply a process that increases the "design space" of the image through a process that at every step introduces random change:


* use a cheap camera whose lenses and focus are imperfect

* use expensive film that super-saturates

* process the film in the wrong chemicals

* don't look at what you're shooting

* shoot out moving car

* put exposure on manual, which results in a random exposure time


Each element of randomness increases the number of things the picture might become. I just can't tell ahead of time where it might end up.

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Taken on July 17, 2010