It might be a film. It might be a slide show. It might be a music video. Or it might just be me trying to grunt and babble my way to a new visual language. All that’s really known is it’s a collection of 47 moody, melancholic, phantasmagorical photos of rain, sequenced into an ebb and flow and supported by a suitably elegiac musical score.
©2012 grEGORy simpson
ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: All photos were shot within a 2 minute period using a LomiKino camera loaded with Tri-X film exposed at ISO 400, developed in a 1:50 solution of Rodinal then scanned on an Epson V600 flatbed using VueScan software and sequenced in Final Cut Pro X against a custom score, which was improvised in real-time into Ableton Live using numerous software-based synthesizers. That answers the “what.” The bigger question is “why,” and it’s answered thoroughly in the article, Red v. Green.
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