B & W film End

B & W film End by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas
B & W film End by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas

In 2002, the dawn of the digital era, the quest for „defective“ beauty of the „passed-away“ film photography lead Mindaugas Kavaliauskas to re-browse his archive of negatives in search of most picturesque film ends and to create „B&W film End” series.

This was the photographer’s personal way to start saying „good-bye“ to the film based photography, especially Black and White, hand-made photography. The numbers in the title are indications of where the film and its end is kept in the archive. And those film ends, immortalized as prisoners of time, the key ingredient of photography, also embody a variety of characters of defective possibilities. Once upon a time causing sufferings and hours of work, scratches, defective development, light leaks, and especially, factory defects, camera shutter failures, that were so common in former Soviet Union, in these pictures create  nostalgic charms of the analogical imperfection.

Gelatin silver prints, edition of 1.
15 cm x 20 cm (images presented) and a selection of 9 images, printed 40 cm x 30 cm.