Hope you’re all enjoying yourselves. I thought I would share what I’ve been up to these past two weeks.
For more than a year now, I have been swapping rolls of 35mm film with people from across the globe. For a long time, I wasn’t sure where this was going to go and what to with these piling negatives. But pushed by a collecting spirit and the encounters leading to more encounters, I kept shooting. But the truth is, once again, that I am simply exploring my own curiosity, and this has become a little game. A little like an “exquisite corpse” played with strangers, mixing affinities with coincidences.
Nevertheless, a couple weeks ago I had been invited to participate in a local festival, and decided to try and see how many people would respond to those double exposures and how they could be displayed. So with the help of my local printer (and friend), we worked on dressing the given space up with a selection of the photographs this project has produced.
Regardless of how people will receive this, seeing the fruit of a long collaborative project such as this film swap has given me the dose of motivation I needed to keep the momentum going. This reinforced my belief that printing your work is necessary step in order to fully appreciate it.
Before I leave you, I would like to thank all the people that I’ve swapped film with already, making this possible; the YOUR EXHIBITION community for its priceless support; the film photography community also for its positive response to the “work” produced. A huge shoutout and thank you to Florian Sau, my friend and printer, who has helped me set up this exhibition whom without it wouldn’t have been possible.
PS: As I will continue this project if you are interested in participating feel free to reach out to swap a roll or two.
I wish you all a good one. Peace out,