My Dust Breeder-

The most common process between analog and digital photography is scanning, since it is essential to print or just to archive the film negatives. The usual problems in this process are about dust and scratches. Dust collects on the negative surface and the scanner glass, producing spots. Scratches produce similar stains; During the process of scanning my medium-format positive films and thinking on the paradigm shift between digital and analog photography, I realized that perhaps the impossible and frustrating process of trying to avoid the dust was pointless.

 

In fact, dust represented the intermediate symbolic space, unnamed, between digital and analog photography. Thus, arose this series where the main subject is dust, deposited naturally after several days into my scanner. Indeed, a further tribute to one of the photographs that have always fascinated me: Dust breeding by Man Ray, the author of the famous photograms that in a direct way, are also present in this work.

Scanography

2014 - 2015

Stampa Art Fair

Alarcón Criado Gallery

Madrid, 2019

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