The medium of photography through its technicality is preoccupied with time – its unhuman temporality. Where the amount of light striking the negative is determined by duration in which camera’s aperture will open and close.
Yet, what would be revealed if instead of using photographic technicality to record moment, we exposure the longer duration; instead of moving through multiplicity of moments we perceive them as one, inseparably abstracting it from absolute reality, compounded in a single static image.
I approach the subject of the Welsh landscape with an objective mind, as an immigrant, with no pre-conception or memory connection to it. Opening of the aperture for long duration enables me to move away from the camera, observe and interact with the landscape – being part of it through the act of ‘spending time’, where settings and actions can leave a trace; the apparatus, myself and landscape, inform a very act of photographing.
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