Static (framed diptych)
Static is a diptych I made in 2018 from two images hand-printed from the same negative (taken earlier, in 2017). The photograph depicts a tree branch stuck, static, in the water of Leith - a solitary limb un-moving as the water and the world rushes past.
These images are sold together, in thin black matte aluminium frames (glass not perspex). They are both one-of-a-kind images, made as part of my experimentation printing Another Colouring Book. One image is a straight print, signed and titled, the other has been hand-coloured with photo oils to illuminate the broken branch static in the water and muddy all else.
I took this picture as part of a series of photographs documenting my own life, aiming to challenge my ideas of progress and maturity. I was moved to take this photograph because I guess on some level I was looking for visual representations of how I was feeling: static, stuck, stagnant, struggling. I wanted to use fragments of my everyday to try and communicate something universal.
10 x 8" silver gelatin prints on RC Ilford Gloss, both one-of-a-kind (one hand-tinted).
Sold together, signed and framed as seen.