Monday, 4 August 2014

1203 : Slowly Degrading Into Old Masterdom

2014.0804.09 : Fishing In Crookesmoor lake. Scanned 35mm B&W Negative. Circa 1983
I have a theory : as old negatives degrade, as the emulsion splits and the grain disintegrates, they morph into paintings. Details fade and shapes and lines emerge. Who knows? The Mona Lisa might have started as a smartphone photo taken by some middle aged Yuppi and then slowly degraded into old-masterdom.

2 comments:

John said...

As good a theory as any!

Chairman Bill said...

It was a selfie...