FANTASTIC LENSE: a photographic exhibition of the medium of film and its ability to produce unforeseen images. Mistakes such as film fogging, color shifts from expired film stock, unplanned double exposures and other darkroom effects create mystery in an image. The darkroom experience can be described as formative experimenting; getting lost in the process of image making, challenging the various manipulation techniques used with the materials found in the darkness. There’s a power of analog media that digital does not possess. The accidental light leaks- where color bleeds into the image, or the speckled dust that may enhance the magic to a snowy landscape, or even the film grain.
As an example the large Aspen work Remington calls a “postcard of the surreal”--surreal here meaning a dreamlike place- with unexpected juxtapositions and surprises. Here two real images of Aspen trees combine to make a new reality—“real” because photography is still thought of as the “most real” medium. Photo lends itself well to what Remington calls: "riffing on reality."