We’re in the heyday of the Digital Age. Our phones serve as assistants, our televisions make viewing recommendations, our cameras offer instant gratification. Photographers Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos are taking us back to a different time – the age of film.
People VS. Places is a double exposure project – Stephanie exposes a full roll of 35mm film of only “people,” which Timothy reloads again to imprint only “places” and locations. In their own words, the “project allows [them] to step back from having full control of the image making process, and trust in one another while allowing coincidences to happen naturally on film.” Neither Bassos nor Burkhart knows what the other has shot – the surprise maintained even further by alternating who drops their film off at the lab. Hailing from a generation accustomed to reviewing photos on a digital screen before printing (on the increasingly rare occasion that even happens anymore), People VS. Places is a refreshing trip back in time.
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