Dominique Somers - 00a

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Dominique Somers’ work '00A' consists of a compilation of found images. The title of the series refers to the starting-point markings, printed between the sprocket holes on the leader of a 35-mm photographic film. Somers has been collecting the first, automatic exposures made on this 00A frame of the negative strip for years. They are the result of a photographic practice that in today’s digital age has almost become a form of archaeology: when positioning a roll of analogue film in the camera, one has to release the shutter a few times and wind a couple of frames forward to reach the starting position (1A) of the unexposed part of the spooled film. It is precisely these throwaway shots that Somers has appropriated. Thanks to Art Paper Editions (Ghent). 

318 pages, 15 x 21 cm, paperback, Art Paper Editions (Ghent).