Mist?

A couple of years back, I developed an addiction. It grabbed hold of me, relentlessly. I must have an obsessive personality, or compulsive, or both. Because once i worked out how to use the black and white function on my Blackberry’s camera, I couldn’t stop.

My name is Peter, and I am an addict. Well, WAS an addict, the Blackberry went with the job, and Iphones just don’t cut it. They have clarity, colour, and ease of composition. The ‘Berry was cumbersome, clunky and crustating. But, in the right light, or should I say dark, it took these incredibly interesting (to me) low res pictures. They were more like sketches.

So I would deliberately get off the bus in the winter and snap 50 shots in 50 seconds, as the light failed and the dark took hold. The interplay of light and dark, of reflection, of built form; 50 shades of grey.

I harboured the ambition but lacked the discipline to sift, sort and show these shots. I dreamt up a poorly-conceived installation, “Mist”, where I would somehow source life-expired mobile phones, and glue a photo on the viewfinder, sell these for $20 a pop, keep some and give a chunk to an environmental education program around recycling. My arse got bigger and the installation idea stalled.

But this blog gives me an opportunity to test the idea. Do you like the photos – a sample is enclosed? Would you give this man $20 for a used phone, with original artwork? Is the recycling value of the phone more than $20? Do you know anyone with 100 used phones? Do you like the name Mist, and should I call myself Mister Mist at the launch? Do you have a Blackberry you don’t use, because I really miss mine; I promise to only use the camera… and Brickbreaker!

It’s grants season in Marrickville, and if your feedback is positive, I might chuck something together and see how it fares. It would be mistifying :p

All photographs copyright Peter Warrington, 2013. The chick with the teeth is a photo of a photo and the original photographer would have copyright, too, and they can share in the $20 if they contact me, if the project goes ahead.

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