Sam Mills-Williams is a process lead photographic artist; who works with film and chemical manipulation. His interest in manipulation of film, stemmed from his first year at university. An unexpected accident occurred during the development of the C-41 film, thus destroying the film rendering the negatives useless. All the photographs on that film were lost forever. He has started an exploration of the light sensitive material, collecting the unique destroyed negatives, either from his own work or a assortment of found end trails of film, thrown away. He exposes each frame and composes the photograph, as if his intention was to develop the film in the correct manner. He follows the strict rules of photography, yet creates an alternative quasi-photographic representation. The photographs/moments taken; remain unknown, kept solely undisclosed by the artist. The most important factor is that the viewer becomes intrigued by the prospect of witnessing a lost moment. He challenges the capabilities of film, questioning what is photography and discovering new meanings behind the abstractions left on the negatives.
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