"Otherwhere", Photographs by Claire Seidl
What now is clear and plain is, that neither things to come nor past are. Nor is it properly said, "there be three times, past, present, and to come": yet perchance it might be properly said, "there be three times; a present of things past, a present of things present, and a present of things future." For these three do exist in some sort, in the soul, but otherwhere do I not see them; present of things past, memory; present of things present, sight; present of things future, expectation.
–The Confessions of Saint Augustine, Book XI, an autobiographical work between AD 397 and 400
I shoot long exposures, ranging in time from a few minutes to several hours. Being very conscious that I cannot see in the dark or hold an image in my mind’s eye once I change my focus or move my head, I rely on the camera’s greater abilities. I use film and develop and print in my darkroom. Because I am also a painter, darkroom work seems like printmaking or drawing to me. The equipment and process provide structure but also allow for the image and formal content of the work to be unrestricted.
- Claire Seidl
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