Title: There’s something at once familiar?
35 mm, analog photography,
5 parts 100 x 31 cm
Not yet printed
These photos I took in a near-by forest on the day the Corona lockdown ended in Berlin, Germany. I photographed with a 40 years old Leica camera and used film which had expired in the 70s. Apparently there was so little exposed material on the negatives that the laboratory returned the film without developing any picture. They added a note apologizing for my apparent loss.
After I struggled with scanning the negatives myself, at first the machine wouldn’t read any information at all, I discovered that the film indeed showed some exposed sections. Some parts possessed a structure, colors, lines, even bright green lights. After quite some work, I finally brought out these images: parts of a cornfield in the middle of the forest, cut through by a police band that would be seen at the scene of a crime, a sunlit path, a clearing, or something similar, the image that abruptly ends, which lacks a large part … Imperfection, incompleteness, inexplicability, was everything in vain? Where do these times take us? What is to come, what will we have to do to live?