Ruth Webb describes ekphrasis as something that, “brings out the subject vividly before the eyes of its recipient.” Sina Boroumandi’s subject is photography, which he divides into a chemical process on the one hand, and the capture of light on the other. The series is presented in two sets of seven pictures—seven, because Boroumandi is always playing with symbols. For each pair of photographs, one is an experiment in chemistry, the other an experiment in light. With its black rectangles with rounded corners, the chemical experiment could be, at first glance, an enlarged negative.
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