INDIA: PHOTOGRAPHY: JACKSON GORE
Artist statement: “After a number of years of traveling solely with digital cameras, the medium started to bore me—it was too precise and made me strive for perfection in my photos. I also started to feel like an intruder pointing this high-tech machinery into other people’s worlds. So two and half years ago, whilst living on a beach in India, I asked a friend of mine who was heading to the nearest city to pick me up a disposable—she didn’t. She brought back a 300 rupee (£3) point and shoot Kodak EC70 camera made entirely of plastic and with the most basic lens out there. I thanked her, begrudgingly. It wasn’t until a couple of weeks later when I developed my first few rolls of film that I realized the joy of what she had bought me.
Using this basic camera has taken me back to when I first fell in love with photography in my teens. I focus solely on composition, the subject and using natural light, and it’s the surprise of what each roll has captured and the fun of experimenting with double exposures the old fashioned way that brings an excitement I had not felt for photography for many years.”
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