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Family portrait in four large format negatives
Holly Lee


I have just read the statement of an artist friend, intrigued by his idea of sequential and chance formations I re-examine my photographs, taken with an 8x10 Sinar P in the early nineties, four black and white negatives that were defectively developed, and have scarcely made their way to the positive side of the light, that I’d kept inside the now dented and slightly deformed blue box marked Oriental photo paper, a colour RPIII printing paper developed by the Japanese. While my friend’s recent work are “visually distilled”, treading toward to "redefine the Post minimalist, monochromatic and conceptual art practice", my poorly developed negatives - I tease myself, might adopt the idea of chance formations to transcend their aesthetic value, an act not uncommon in recent photographic history, such as Man Ray and his Rayograph. By mistake he found solarisation in the darkroom, thus realizing and using it to escape from banality. In the same vein I could also escape from mistakes made in the darkroom and satisfy myself with the "accidental beauty" those images give me, but the more I look, the more I don’t mind the flaw; the damages done to the negatives are no long eyesores but have become, lately, a new member of my family. What's more, they remind me that an image is constituted by at least two complementary aspects: the positive side which most of us can see, yet the negative facet, the majority of us have lost our seeing ability.








a selection of photographs from the new book TIME MACHINE
Lee Ka-sing


Time Machine
Photographs by Lee Ka-sing

8x10 in, 20×25 cm
180 pages, softcover
80 photographs
each with haiku by Gary Michael Dault
Published by OCEAN POUNDS
Publish date: December, 2021


















Issue 1119-2021

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Holly and Ka-sing currently live in Toronto with their daughter Iris, and their cat Sukimoto. Contact with email at - mail@leekasing.com / holly@xpecial.com


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