Desert Negative

An isolated punctuation mark, on a blank page of desert.
An isolated punctuation mark, on a blank page of desert.

Whilst digitising reams upon reams of old family photos, I came across this curious malfunction amongst the hundreds of childhood faces and half-remembered events in the back-catalogue of my life.

 

I’d guess it was caused by a combination of light leaks and scratched film stock, but I really liked the resulting abstraction – One lone scraggy tree/cactus still standing, in a scorching analog desert; or possibly a rooted stick-man shrugging as if to say:

“See, it’s not so bad, is it?”

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