this female is a little bit clever.
initially i was attracted aesthetically. their simplicity, translucence and generous use of nice calm white space lured me in and gave me the opportunity to regard the subject matter. to me, often the most interesting element of a piece of art and it’s subject is what’s left out. which leaves room for our imagination to be free to wander and create little narratives or assumptions: another reason i’m a fan of these photographs. i also immediately assumed the overlapping effect was created digitally.
however, i was wrong. when i got in touch with the artist herself, di milla informed me that she produced these photographs not by way of newfangled, anyone-can-be-pro-with-a-photoshop- kit, digital technology but instead in camera manipulating multiple exposures on the same frame of film.
for anyone who has any idea about photography, this is not a simple task and to put it mildly i am in awe. di milla has her craft honed.
it’s so lovely that people like her still care enough about analogue photography to go the distance. hat’s off to you jacqueline di milla!