14-Sep-2008: ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.

The photo is from the "Art center of technology and media - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM)" in Karlsruhe, Germany. The object in the photo is made of cigarette-packets and in the floor there is a mirror.

The photography is a little bit grainny and foggy. It has grain because it is shot with 400 ASA black & white film / pushed at 1600 ASA. It is foggy because it was a mistake during the film development in the developing tank! Because the tank was not closed well the top part of the film was accidently exposed to the light. In this photograph we see that mostly the top part of the film was exposed (accidently) to the light, and the result was the foggy-effect. This kind of phenomenon is called solarisation or sabattier effect. During solarisation effect here, the dark part of the film become grey/white (foggy effect). This technique has been used a lot by photographer Man Ray.