by Ed Snyder
2100 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(21st and Fairmount, across from Eastern State Penitentiary)
**Free Opening Reception: July 9, at 7 p.m.**
Ever come across some unexposed expired film? Instead of relegating it to a landfill somewhere, why not shoot it? You may be pleasantly surprised by the results!
Exhibit runs July 5 – August 1, 2009Old technologies never die when they get repurposed through artistic endeavor. I find new uses for outdated film, exploiting its degradation to give me a high-contrast effect not easily achieved in the exacting world of digital photography (to me this is more ecologically and artistically sound than burying the film in a landfill). Digging into antiquated film technology allows me to create some unpredictably unique imagery, especially when I shoot the film in a Holga (120mm toy plastic) camera and cross-process it. Often the colors shift and the world gets grainier—a virtual reality that I find more appealing than actual reality.