Final Bloom Capsule
Acetate Dreams is a manifesto against indexicality. These pictures do not show a reality, but a surreality. This series wants to highlight the attributes of the film material as a second factor to the photographer’s gaze. The film negative is the ‚heart and soul‘ of the analogue, yet it is invisible in the end product of many pictures. By experimenting with it as a means of artistic creation, the negative itself turns out to be an interesting dimension of the analogue. The creation of surreal pictures with analogue techniques, shows the potential of film photography but also questions the overused trope of authenticity and realness of analogue photography. The photographer steps back to let the film take control of the picturing process.