Light & Time

Photography: Jamie Firminger

Text: Bridie Riley

Jamie Firminger’s practice explores camera-less photography techniques. His images provide a representation of reality notably distinct from the standard ‘perspectival gaze’ of a human eye or conventional camera. Each image does not recognizably denote its indexical subject on a ‘like to like’ basis, but instead provides a chemical and optical translation.

To create these graphic translations into intense colour and mesmerising shapes, Firminger is working with the raw materials of photography; principally light and time. He sculpts the light using stencils or vessels of liquid. The images are a product of a physical and chemical process.

The works stands as a testament to the physicality of analogue photography, with the unique outcome existing as a one off and irreplaceable print

Photography © Jamie Firminger