The HEXAGON DERIVATIVES series is an ongoing project that began life as a way for me to use the “semi-documentary” photos I would shoot in the various cities around the world I’ve vistied: to transform these static shots of our urban landscapes into graphic reinterpretations of a new city plan. In each new city I visit, I enjoy walking the central areas and commercial districts in a very non-specific way, “derive style”, and shoot geometric, linear film photos of the city.
The compositions in the prints are constructed from those transparency films, which I assemble together by hand to mimic a beehive, then scan at ultra high resolution. I cut into pieces and reconfigured into the hexagon's six-sided terms. These compositions present a different perception of order, a world free from our lateral existence by using only the shape of the hexagon to reconfigure our geometric reality.
The prints in TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVES 1-10 are detailed views of the film transparency compositions A and B above. I shot the film in a straight-on, documentary style in Tokyo in 2017 on medium format transparency film (check out this blogpost on shooting in Tokyo). These prints provide the viewer a closer look at the details of the photos and physical assemblage.
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