The Acetate Diary Series

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Blood on the Window - Meditating on trauma
Blood on the Window is a series of meditations on photographs in which the filmmaker tries to grapple with his current psychological and physical state after a serious car accident…
Broken Jaw - Repeating the trauma
Broken Jaw is a meditation on physical and psychological trauma via a self portrait locked on repeat.
On Surgery - Replicating the trauma
On Surgery attempts to replicate the physical process of bone surgery on the body of 16mm film stock. By wetting raw, unprocessed 16mm color negative film, separating out the photosensitive…
Acetate Diary - Painting with trauma
Light, color, and sound are the ingredients of Acetate Diary, a handmade, camera-less film on 16mm that is at once a document of serious bodily trauma and a beautiful series…

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