Title: “A Gif-t For You” By Lee Hassall
This is a piece about progression, about the potential of what we can do today with an image. But unfortunately this progression is restricted by the previously thought ideas and conventions of what a photograph is and can be.
I wanted to create something that was reminiscent of a photograph during the development process in the darkroom. There is a moment of ambiguity, when the details of the image begin to emerge from the paper floating in the developer. During this period we struggle to make sense of what we can see. I feel this is an appropriate analogy for todays current state, we are in a period of ambiguity, where technology gives us the potential to do so much and we’re desperately trying to grasp hold of some clarity.
This gif animation has been made up of 95 individual frames. As you can see from the animation I have split the portrait into sections, each section exists as a different layer within photoshop. I gradually increased and decreased the opacity of each frame individually to create this flickering in and out effect.
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