Through a Plastic Lens is a solo exhibition of Medium-Format photographs by Charlie Wagers. A month long art-show in Square Records Gallery, in Akron, Ohio.
“Don’t Think (William Firebrace)” – from the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography.
Through a Plastic Lens is a solo exhibition of Medium-Format photographs by Charlie Wagers.
All images were shot on analogue 120 film, through square-format, plastic-lens, lomographic cameras. The images are run through an array of experimental techniques to generate unexpected results. Some techniques include; multiple exposures, over and under exposure, using an variety of traditional or non-traditional filters, cross-processing, light leaks, etc. No additional digital manipulation has been done to the images.
The uniqueness of this medium comes from the experimental technique used to create the images. There is no real formula necessary. Following the “Don’t think, just shoot” mentality, the photographer has to be quick, and carry their camera everywhere they go, to capture little snapshots of daily life. Combined with the analogue equipment, and unorthodox processing methods, the results are filled with saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, and other happy accidents.
The show will run for the month of November. Opening reception on Saturday, November 13th from 7-9 pm. The framed prints will be available for $35.00 each.
In Square Records’ Gallery Space. 824 West Market Street. Akron, OH 44303.
In addition the the show, Sailboat Press is releasing a Limited Edition Zine of Black & White images. 7×7 inches, screen-printed front & back covers, printed on French Pop-Tone Whip Cream paper. Packaged in a clear sleeve, plus a 5×5 double-sided print, button & 2 postcards. Signed & hand-numbered out of 100 copies.The outside covers are CMYK hand screen-printed, and the inside covers are 1-color magenta. All inside images are black & white prints.