This time instead of sticking a hasselblad in a oil drum of lathe turnings somewhere south of Takatsu, this is an iPhone stuck in a plant pot of christmas decorations in Eppendorf. Oh so modern! Oh so new!
The view changes. My eyes however are very much the same.
Oddly the desires for the original images are unchanged:
A set of images intended for hotel lobby walls. Preferably with a vague tang of oil based lubricant misted into the air.
Jon Ellis, Turnings On.
The only update that i’d make is to suggest that said hotel be a boutique affair somewhere in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Yep, that should bring the offers flooding in!
The last Blue Port post was a few months ago, and ended with a promise (threat?) to venture out again in B&W film. Sooner than expected here are some of the results.
Starting off gently, more of the same commitment to not getting anything in focus / sharp. So far, so good.
Then things get a little “odd”. I had this idea to take multiple exposures, the XPan has a button and all that, but with the camera inverted for the second shot. No, i don’t know what i was thinking either! Maybe some sort of mirrored thing around the horizon… but in the dark and with lots of lights…
Yeah, in hindsight, that’s about what you might expect! If attempting this again it might make sense to try during the day with shutter speeds of less than two seconds.
Presented in the order in which i believe they were taken… almost a year ago. Keep coming back to them, not sure where they belong. They feel haunting somehow. Perhaps that’s why they’ve stuck with me.
Anyway, if you know the Touch records… a cover for a recording of dark and disturbing organ music, most likely from deep in eastern europe!