Peeking Through Celluloid

An opportunity, a cheeky grin, a peek through thousands of negative images on long strips of celluloid.

The irony is that this image will never experience the physical reality of silver rendered in film.

Instead these photons were transformed into minute pockets of electric charge then carried away on structures of aluminium, gold and poly-silicon to be stored again elsewhere.

Copied, uploaded, mathematically manipulated, archived, download and finally rendered in the memory of something I once viewed on a screen I once owned.

Though I miss the real physicality of silver in celluloid, I’d miss making images of cheeky grins more.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Peeking Through Celluloid’, 1/25s f/4.5 ISO100 125mm

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