Show Dates: 2011-10-01 - 2011-10-31|
Artist: Marc Brakken
"I began taking photographs around a decade ago after dusting off one of my dad's old cameras, a Kodak Retina IIb. Part of the joy in that camera lay in its stripped mechanics. With no rangefinder, no light meter, and no zoom, I adopted a fast and loose approach to photography. I guessed distance, set aperture and shutter speed on a whim, clicked, and hoped for the best. That camera currently lies in pieces, but other similarly stripped cameras take its place.
These photographs are all shot with a cheap camera I bought on a trip after I discovered that my Kodak was leaking too much light. I shoot to film, scan the negatives, and tweak levels to accomodate for inevitable under- and over-exposures.
I aim for mood and texture over precision. I am interested in aesthetics, not purity."
- Marc Brakken, 2011