MYND

by Tristan Aitchison



Using toy and vintage cameras, expired and rare films, and alternative processes, Black Isle filmmaker, Tristan Aitchison reinterprets the Highland landscape and presents ‘Mynd’.


“Throughout history and continuing today, the Highlands, in art but especially in film and television has been presented to us. It is rarely by us. For those that are from and live here, postcard landscapes might not be what we see. At the core of ‘Mynd’ is a personal and introspective exploration of my relationship with the land that is my home.”


“The images are achieved using the most basic of cameras. The only way to control exposure is by the number of times the film is exposed. This process is complicated further by sourcing expired and rare film, which will have degraded by the passing of time and other factors, resulting in unpredictable outcomes. The mercurial nature of the process is then further encouraged in the development of the film. For older films and films manufactured in East Germany and the Soviet Union, the development chemicals no longer exist. Using modern chemicals, cross processing and varying temperatures can result in dramatic colour shifts, melting emulsions and quite often absolutely blank negatives. It is important to me that there is no digital manipulation of the images to preserve the authenticity of the process and final photograph.”


Flow Photowall, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. March 4th to April 1st 2018. 

holga, film, orwo, cross process, xpro,
holga, film, orwo, cross process, xpro,
holga, film, orwo, cross process, xpro,
holga, film, orwo, cross process, xpro,
holga, film, hp5, black and white
multiple exposure, bencini, ektachrome, cross process, xpro,
lomo, film, orwo, cross process, xpro, lubitel
lomo, film, orwo, cross process, xpro, lubitel
bencini, ektachrome, multiple exposure, xpro, cross process, scotland, highlands
provia, fuji, cross process, xpro, double exposure, highlands, scotland, bencini
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