Solitary: A Photographic Series

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This project grew out of my interest with the tension between the documentary nature of landscapes and the fiction of the story they tell. I took away the realism of my photographs to enhance the narrative by using the gum bichromate process. By portraying a nonexistent place, I’m aiming to examine my status of being a lone individual, and a prisoner of my mind.
–Jing Lin

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In her mysterious monochromatic photographs, Jing Lin reconstructs a familiar world that no one has been to. Her background in motion pictures informs her current work. As a graduate photography student at Academy of Art University, she worked with multiple darkroom techniques in traditional and alternative printing processes. She blurs the edge between photography and painting through the use of experimental processes. Solitary, Jing’s most recent body of work, in which she is portraying a nonexistent place to examine the theme of self-confinement. Constantly, she explores photography with these questions in mind: What did I see? What did I not see?

 

Chinese, b. 1993, Chengdu, China, based in San Francisco, USA.