I got a small thermal printer that allows me to print out on thermal paper. I love this as thermal paper fades with time and heat so it means that the image will have a limited life span - like us! So we should enjoy it while it is there.
I was also given a perspex block which was just the right length for me to take photos through it with my phone's camera. Starting off with a print of one of my photos, I took a picture of the photo through the block to produce a second photo, which I then photographed through the block etc.
Over a number of iterations, the starting photograph recedes and what surfaces are the effects of lighting, imperfections on the block, the texture of the print paper, the particularities of the printer. The sense of scale shifts as the photographs start moving towards being an image that is either cosmic or microscopic.
creating tales of things and other places