The Poppit Negatives
One of the benefits of using film over digital cameras is that you have direct physical contact with the object that is created - the negative. If you catch the light just right while holding a negative the image shines with an unworldly sheen. After spending a lot of time catching this light and looking at negatives in the darkroom I realised that there was a hidden world captured on the film. Under certain conditions the beach transforms when seen as a negative. It becomes more than just an opposite of the positive - it becomes something more than the positive. For just a few moments the image is captured and the camera transforms the positive into this hidden world. Instead of faithfully reproducing the real, the camera creates something new.