Surface Phenomena

2015-16, series of Polaroid photographs shot alongside the banks of industrial canals. Manchester, UK.

Industrial mills captured on the moving watery surface of the industrial canals and on the surface of the Polaroid instant photograph developing during the few seconds it remains moist and chemically active.

The final pictures are reversed to match the viewer’s perspective and re-erect the industrial premises through the liquidity of unsettled agents.

The pictures were shot using Polaroid ‘Impossible‘ cassettes which offer a highly manipulated result due to the quality and amount of emulsion setting the effects of the current post industrial market system a determinant component of the image itself.