Online Group Exhibition - "Synchronicity: Experiments in Coincidence” January 2019
Unintentional “happy accidents”, intentional “happy accidents”, they share one thing in common – the unknown outcome. Some of my absolute favorite photographers have utilized the unknown outcome to great success to create some incredible bodies of work.
Sally Mann uses the wet-plate collodion process and has discussed many times how she prays for something to happen to an image that will really make it perfect. Sarah Moon would often select photographs that came out blurry or had processing imperfections for her art. If I am not mistaken, she would also sometimes take negatives and intentionally scratch or otherwise “damage” them to get something that she was looking for. And finally, Paolo Roversi, a French photographer of Italian descent is well known for shooting with 8x10 Polaroid Chocolate film using longer exposures for those unknown and wonderful surprises that he can utilize so well.
There were a lot of really interesting submissions for our "Synchronicity: Experiments in Coincidence” group exhibit series so it was difficult to make my final selections for this month’s exhibit. What it came down to for me was this:
1. Did I find the image compelling, beautiful or moving?
2. Did the “coincidence” or “accident” add something to the final image?
3. For the intentional “happy accidents”, was the intention clear or forced?
In all honesty, there is no wrong answer to art. Art is something different to every individual and what moves them. For me, I had to make the selections for this month’s exhibit from the images that moved me and made me feel something. You may feel differently. This is the beauty of being a creator, we can create what we love and that’s the best reason to create of all.
Ultimately, I chose the winner of this month’s exhibit with an image that was titled “Transitioning Strength” by Shelley Wood because I have absolutely no idea what is happening or how this image was created, and, because it is the image that I kept coming back to again and again. Thank you all for your work and submissions, and please, never stop exploring.
Writer and Curator, Analog Forever Magazine
The Prize - A Package of Revolog Film!
Congratulations to Shelley Wood for winning this month’s exhibition! You will be receiving a sample pack of 35mm film from Revolog Film! This sample pack will contain Volvox, Kolor, and Kosmos film! To read more about Revolog Film visit their website!
About the Curator
Tim Scott is a working creative director in the world of advertising and design with an obsessive passion for photography. Tim’s dedication to all things visual and story-telling has led him through the top agencies in NYC as a creative director and art director working with brands, global and national. Tim now lives and works from the edge of Los Angeles County in Pomona, California with his beautiful wife Rachel.
From 8x10 to 35mm and everything in-between Tim is an avid film shooter utilizing the beautiful cameras of yesteryear. With a focus on racing, hot rod culture and portraits his work is dedicated to telling stories of people places and things that inspire him. Finding the human connection and emotion in his work is a vital piece of his creative vision.
With features in Looking Glass Magazine selection as a finalist in the Lucie Foundation/MOPLA “Analog Portrait Project” exhibit and selection for show in the LightBox Photographic Gallery’s “Extending Tradition” exhibit, Tim’s work is growing in awareness and visibility as curators and collectors take notice.