Those photographed films were exposed in the 5 years after my graduation and before my first long-term project. As a young 'professional' entering the photography indusrty, to have moments of doubt is no mystery to anyone. The followings are a mix of aborted projects, experiments, trips with friends and family moments but they have never been revealed. Over time, the latent images fade away from the gelatin films as they fade away from my memory. I wanted thereby questioning the reality of these captured images. Can these photographs exist if no one can see them and if the photographer can no longer imagine them? Does the mere fact of being caught on a support made these pictures a reality?
There is a strong relationship between the real and the visible from the beginning. In science, there is what we call the Observer Effect. It is the theory that simply observing a situation or phenomenon necessarily changes that phenomenon. Particularly in quantum physics, physicists have found that even passive observation of quantum phenomena can actually change the measured result.
With this project, I wanted to represent images whose existence is not determined and thereby establish a similar experience to the Schrödinger’s cat paradox.