The Weekend #9

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    | 14"x11"
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    | 20"x16"
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    | 24"x20"
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Isabel M. Martínez
The Weekend #9, 2009
from the series The Weekend

This photograph is composed of two exposures, they were taken on weekends months apart. The striped pattern is produced by masks placed in-camera, this feature allows me to blend two images together and at the same time keep them from fully fusing onto one another.   
 
After capturing the first shot I go in search of its partner. Whether found, hunted or staged the second exposure must meet the prerequisites set by the first in order to create a successful pairing, a bit like matchmaking I guess. Part of my process is to write down the f-stop and speed value of each shot, and draw a diagram of its framing and composition. These notes direct me in the search for that second exposure.


The Weekend #9 shows the torso of a woman standing in water and a set of hands holding a book. I am particularly fond of this image because the book is open on the Twin Paradox, a thought experiment in special relativity that informed this series. The photograph appears to shift and change depending on the distance and the angle from which you look at it –an illusion of volume may become apparent, while other times it may seem as though there are three images at play.   

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