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It took ten years of looking through a lens before I actually saw the light. I loved my analog Pentax, then tried to come to terms with a Digital Minolta. It was a good machine, but I found the time-delay troublesome. Luckily someone took it off my hands, and now I’m back with Pentax, a digital SLR this time. The quality of detail and low-light effects in this medium are so enchanting, that I’m definitely hooked, and learning to work with it. Unfortunately I’ve become quite indiscriminate in the action of taking pictures digitally, which leads to an inordinate amount of work when processing and selecting images afterwards. The intention is to slowly work backwards, until we complete the catalogue of pictures.

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All photographs by Anni Snyman.

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Memory of Water Creative Constellation
2006

This creative constellation explores the concept that water actually retains a memory of its journey around the globe. Paradoxically, in our culture, we associate water with forgetting - symbolically it 'washes away our sins'. When feeling degraded, tired or wounded, we use water actively to restore forgetfulness (balance) to our bodies. Could it be that we actually transfer our memories into the substance itself? We say that time (which can be interpreted as the flow of water through our bodies) heals all. Thus our concepts of 'healing' and 'balance' seem to be states of graceful forgetfulness, while the water contains all our collective memories.

Photography played a prominent role in this exhibition. Herewith the relevant links:

Evanescence
Body of Water

Updated 19 December 2008, www.annisnyman.co.za, author: Anni Snyman

All work is under a Creative Commons Copyright Licence.

 

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