In my work, I am seeking to capture an image imaginary time. Orginally, Imaginary time was a concept in cosmology.
Wikipedia describes Imaginary Time as follows:
“Imaginary time is difficult to visualize. If we imagine “regular time” as a horizontal line running between “past” in one direction and “future” in the other, then imaginary time would run perpendicular to this line as the imaginary numbers run perpendicular to the real numbers in the complex plane. However, imaginary time is not imaginary in the sense that it is unreal or made-up — it simply runs in a direction different from the type of time we experience”
For me, Imaginary Time means creating photos that are not temporarily bound to a point in time, either by subject, treatment or technique. I use traditional film cameras and materials, but I also take advantage of computer technology for post-processing. I aim to create images that while containing vintage elements and styles, also have more modern elements.
A successful image for me s one that lives in its own imaginary time, neither present nor past, while still containing elements of both.