"Chaos" by Daren You
One definition of chaos is when nonlinear things are impossible to predict and control. If law and order rule the universe, chaos, by contrast, is the totally disorganized opposite. I have been exploring how to let the image beyond the border of the photography to let them create themselves and avoid manipulation by photographers and cameras. For this series, I used several techniques (both historical and contemporary) to process the same image: reticulated film through a high temperature developing process, liquid emulsion, inkjet printing, darkroom printing and encaustic painting. I then merged all these processes together by using a film camera to re-photograph the prints from these processes. The dark tone in my images references the universe. There is always a horizon line in my photographs. It is a metaphor for infinity and emptiness, which challenging the definition of the border.