Disposable

A piece of chalk to follow the contours of what is not, or is no longer, or is not yet. - Chris Marker.

I shoot a roll of film, develop it, display some prints on my wall, file away others in a drawer, and throw away the rest. I live moments, they leave traces in my mind, I share some of them, keep others to myself, and forget the rest.

A photograph is a disposable memory neatly contained in a frame. It is a window into a present that’s thrown instantly into the past tense when the shutter is released, yet somehow preserved in its present state. It remains intact while the photographer and everything — the people, places, and thoughts — captured by the photograph itself change.

27 photographs. Some to be shared, others filed away, and the rest discarded. But all disposable.

This is the first in a series of experiments using disposable film cameras. It will be undertaken as part of this week’s Mosaic Photoblogger Challenge.

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