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Sketches: At the Base of Mt. Rainier

 

Two new pieces from film shot at Mt. Rainier in one of the alpine meadows at the base of the mountain. I adore this area and shot a lot of film there, including some super 8 film which I'll post in a few weeks. I'm trying a few new ideas in these pieces, some are more successful than others. If I were to print these, I would imagine these at 50" wide or wider. This summer I'm going to return to try this again with the large format Graphlex. 

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Like the compositions in my previous blog post, I'm trying some new geometric patterns when I cut the film. Unfortunately in these I also used a marker to create guides on the film to cut, and again here I think they detract from the overall piece. However I like the diagonals and the four smaller circle images imbue these pieces with more information for the viewer. I think displaying these large scale these would be impressive.

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David Bellard