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A Film On Film

  • Royaume-Uni
  • 2017
  • en
  • 5'

A Film on Film is the fusion of two sensibilities: Selina Mayer the photographer, and David McNulty the director. David decides upon the grainy, blurry image of super 8 to capture Selina and her naked model in the forest. As the mirrored title suggests, a Film on Film comes full circle, by instinctively and sensually filming the photographer, who is also guided by her instinct.

A Film On Film
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Synopsis

A Film on Film is the fusion of two sensibilities: Selina Mayer the photographer, and David McNulty the director. David decides upon the grainy, blurry image of super 8 to capture Selina and her naked model in the forest. As the mirrored title suggests, a Film on Film comes full circle, by instinctively and sensually filming the photographer, who is also guided by her instinct.

What you will find in this film

Working on nudes • The mechanism of creation • Don’t plan everything • Letting go on the work’s interpretation • The fertile constraint of film photography • The virtue of slowness • Working in natural light

Everybody is naked at some point in their lives.

Film chapters

summary00:40 Society's view of the nude and sex

summary01:30 The unexpected takes us further

summary02:00 Analogue film forces you to slow down

summary04:00 Clothes are a facade, nudity is universal

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Further exploration

Mamiya RZ67
Polaroid back
Kodak TXP film
Fuji FP100C instant film (recoverable negative)

• Venetian Self Portraits II (volumes 1 & 2, hand made, for sale at selinamayer.com )