Reservoir is a series of eighteen original un-retouched silver gelatin photographs, produced with a handmade pinhole camera and paper negatives. Pinhole cameras are cameras without a lens, where the image is exposed directly onto photo-sensitive material, such as negatve film or photographic paper used as a negative. The pinhole sized aperture requires long exposure times - ranging, in this exhibition, from 2 to 30 seconds. Light flashes, traces and halos are characteristic of this type of photography. These features are accentuated by Major's preferred technique of walking or driving around his subject during exposure. The resultant images are less about defined subjects, and more about personal journeys which include traces of what is known and evidence of the unfamiliar.
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