Waste is a photography research inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s quote “Time is money”. Translated into the microeconomic theory of the opportunity cost, there is always a lost of ‘value’ while taking a course of action.
Kyo Kyo (Street Photography from Japan) and Boys On The Outside (Portraits) are the photography series displayed to investigate the practice of the photographer, always tormented by the relationship of time – the shutter speed that capture the moment – and exclusion – what is going to be left “outside” the frame. Looking at his own print often brings back memories of what has been excluded when taking the picture. This “waste” is also the time the photographer spend taking – but not effectively recording – pictures.
Of course, the spectator is banned from the photographer practice of collecting and retrieving memories. Only the “foggy” aesthetic of the print is left to see. Using a point-to-shoot analogue camera – the less invasive ‘filter’ to instinctively take a picture – Tristovskij believes the chance to recreate in the darkroom, once the print is soaked into the developer and the image is “revealing” itself, the same cerebral course that brings back memories as described in Proust’s “madeleine moment” and the research of the lost time.
Mino Tristovskij, Waste
February 13-17, 2017
Gallery 1885 (The Camera Club)
16 Bowden Street
SE11 4DS London