Ding Ren "Phantoms of lost time"

What you see is not what you see. Photographs, in the end, are scientific records. They are scientifically calculated records of light that enters the camera— a machine that adjusts itself with moving parts that open and close. The emotions and memories we attach to these photographs come from a human level. It is not the photographs that are creating these sentiments, but the human condition that is. The photographs in this series are meant to shift between tangible and intangible structures, visible and invisible moments, and the perception of nostalgia. Reflections, frozen puddles, ever-changing cloud formations, glowing sunsets that evoke far away mountain ranges—they are phantoms of lost time, elusive glimmers of light and specters of memory. series of analogue photographs, 35mm film, no post-processing or editing