Analog to Digital

These black and white film images are a rarity amongst Aaron Knight’s work: it was shot on a black and white film camera. This camera is a Hasselblad 500 CM, which was invented well before the artist had learned to take photographs.

The camera is operated manually (it doesn’t even require a battery.) This means focusing is accomplished by turning a dial and visually determining sharpness by peering through the lens via an internal mirror. This process, which includes an inverted (mirror image) preview means that the creation process is slower and more contemplative. The result is more classically composed artworks.

The analog-to-digital artwork is a result of processing the film in a darkroom, scanning the film then printing digitally.

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