THE FILM PROJECT
In an age of fast photography and image overload, MAPgroup photographers used traditional analogue techniques to photograph the most personal of subjects- the portrait. With subjects that ranged from the loved to the infamous, photographers embraced the slow, uncertain nature of photographing with film to create a dynamic of trust only formed when a subject has to wait to see their image. Each photo was hand-printed by the photographer, some whom had not been in a darkroom for a decade, but all embraced the tactile process of silver gelatine printing. In a world where nothing is too hard to change in Photoshop, these images strive for an authenticity that says as much about the photographer as their subjects.
The Film Project was exhibited at The Fox Darkroom and Gallery in Kensington, Victoria during 2017.