Faces, 25.4x20.3 cms, unique silver gelatin print
Niagara Falls Projects, Brighton, UK
    Faces, 25.4 x 20.3 cms,  unique silver gelatin prints (detail)
Faces, 25.4x20.3 cms,  unique silver gelatin prints
Niagara Falls Projects, Brighton, UK
FACES Portraits of people in Belfast Northern Ireland made using an iPad by Martin Seeds

Faces, 25.4x20.3 cms,  unique silver gelatin prints
The Photographers Gallery London, 2012

    Faces, 25.4x20.3 cms,  unique silver gelatin prints (detail)
Faces, 25.4x20.3 cms,  unique silver gelatin prints
Niagara Falls Projects, Brighton, UK

The Photographers Gallery London, 2012

   Faces, 25.4x20.3 cms,  unique silver gelatin prints (detail)
'Faces' is a series of street portraits made in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The images are taken with a smartphone, sometimes directed at a specific person,  sometimes towards a more general street scene. Once the image is captured I search the image on the phone screen, by zooming in with hand gestures, for a face.  Each face is hand printed in the darkroom by bringing the screen of the phone, displaying an image, into contact with traditional silver gelatin paper.
The act of making this work is as much about a search for my own identity as it is about the identity of the person pictured.  An attempt to find a relationship with my tribe(?).  The ambiguity  and abstract nature of the unknown people photographed reflect the uncertainty of identity.
 36  unique silver gelatin contact prints.


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