19.06.12 by Jeff

Isabel M. Martínez

Photographer Isabel M. Martínez
“Quantum Blink”, photos by Isabel M. Martínez.

“The photographs in Quantum Blink are composed of two exposures taken instants apart. The striped pattern is the result of masks placed in-camera, this feature allows me to blend two images together and at the same time keep them from fully fusing onto one another.”

Photographer Isabel M. Martínez

Photographer Isabel M. Martínez

Photographer Isabel M. Martínez

Photographer Isabel M. Martínez

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • wow – this is impressive! I also like to work with masks in camera and this looks very meticulous and painstaking! 

  • Huh, I’m intereted to know what technique was used with these masks, because the slight shadow on the slits seems to look like this was cut out and pasted onto eachother. I make similar work with my girlfriend so Its very familiar to me. http://christinabarrera.tumblr.com/#24163112127

    • thinking the same–making this in-camera would require two perfectly-carved and -placed masks that allowed no overlap. the slight shadow is the big giveaway. the thing is–collage is fine, it’s great, so why make this in-camera statement? speaking of girlfriends who make similar work, here’s mine: http://erin-frost.com 😀

    • lepetitfaon

       I really love your work! More of falling girl please!

  • Very cool pics …
    Do you know Chris Friel:
    http://www.hirnverbrandt.de/?p=4480

  • reply isn’t working…

  • the replying works fine, but when people leave a URL it is automatically held for moderation, but you’ve been around awhile shaun so i have now whitelisted your account here so you will always have your comments show up automatically

    • thanks jeff! i thought disqus was broken. keeps telling me that i’ve been reported for abuse, then nothing was showing up. sorry for the comment bomb!

  • Isabel M. Martinez

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    Shaun Kardinal

    Hi there,

    Whithin
    a medium format roll, 120 film is held by a single strip of masking tape at the
    one end, the other is loose. Hence the defacement (shadow) between exposures.

    This is the second time I am using this techinque in my artwork—it has taken
    years of trial and error to achieve. I have perfected it in order to purposely
    obtain the defacement and control the degree of that shadow, which is what
    provides the illusion of three-dimensionality. All is done in the negative.
    Hope this clarifies your doubts.

    Sincerely,

    Isabel M. Martinez

  • Benny

    Since we are searching for similarities, this works bring to my mind a great music video you posted some time ago: 
    http://www.booooooom.com/2011/03/09/oi-va-voi-everytime-music-video

    Anyways – still nice work!

  • lepetitfaon

    Oh, and the work themselves are absolutely STUNNING!





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