Emanations

       Emanations is a study of the concept of what is a photographic object and that which is the essence of photography. In a world with an ever growing void of imagery, it is difficult to pertain to one specific definition of what a ‘photographic object’ truly is. However even with this difficulty there is a clear distinction between what is, and what is not photographic to the naked eye.

       This work originates from an archive of discarded film rolls that were damaged or had chemical stains that ruined the images meant to be on the emulsion. I took these rolls of film worth and a place in the world where others deemed unfit. These abstract, ominous works address the meaning and value of photographs in the modern world. With roots deep within the ideas of ambiguity, chance and control in photography, this is is a celebration of the un-photographic within fine art. 

© 2020 by Candace Cosentino

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