1. Lumen Prints
Transformation 1.0 nad 2.0 / 2021
From The Unmanipulated Lumen Prints
Lumen prints take Yev back to photography as he once knew it, waiting tentatively in the darkroom to see which treasures he’s uncovered. It’s the mystery that drew him to this creative practice, and it’s this which inspires him to go further into the unknown. Yev believes lumen prints as a medium is so compelling because it plays to the human mind's subjectivity, how we view imagery, and the brain’s tendencies to create uniquely abstract interpretations.
Bardo / 2015
From Momento M
A billion years have gone into the making of that eye; the water and the salt and the vapors of the sun have built it; things that squirmed in the tide silts have devised it. Light-year beyond light-year, deep beyond deep, the mind may rove by means of it, hanging above the bottomless and surveying impartially the state of matter in the white-dwarf suns.
Yet whenever I see a frog’s eye low in the water warily ogling the shoreward landscape, I always think inconsequentially of those twiddling mechanical eyes that mankind manipulates nightly from a thousand observatories. Someday, with a telescopic lens an acre in extent, we are going to see something not to out liking, some looming shape outside there across the great pond of space.
Whenever I catch a frog’s eye I am aware of this, but I do not find it depressing. I stand quite still and try hard not to move or lift a hand since it would only frighten him. And standing thus it finally comes to me that this is the most enormous extension of vision of which life is capable: the projection of itself into other lives. This is the lonely magnificent power of humanity. It is, far more than any spatial adventure, the supreme epitome of the reaching out.
Breaking Bread (in instant)
Bardo / 2015
From Breaking Bread
I would like to invite you to participate in an ongoing portraiture and research project taking place at my studio in North London. Your participation will involve you visiting Green Lens Studios in the morning hours to share breakfast with me and discuss different subjects (among others we might both be inclined to discuss):
- dietary preferences
- positive routines and practices
- the place of music in your life
I will then take a polaroid portrait of my breakfast companion(s). Images and notes taken during the session will become part of a forthcoming book with the working title "Breaking Bread In An Instant".
Breaking Bread is a celebration of a simple but essential ritual. We eat breakfast to sustain us for the rest of the day, but this can also be a time to share our thoughts and reflect on the aspects of our life that can easily be overlooked in the middle of the race.
I invite you to talk about aspects of your life as we 'break bread' and capture the moment in an instant photographic print that takes advantage of natural light.
Since 2013 I have been joined by over 45 breakfast companions, including Vivienne Westwood - fashion designer and eco-warrior; Polly Higgins - international lawyer and founder of End Ecocide on Earth; Laurence Cassøe Halsted - Olympic fencer and a dreamer; Nick Luscombe - radio dj and Musicity co-founder; George Fitzherbert - Tibetan Gesar epic expert; Bethany Wells - performance and interaction designer and sauna aficionado; Kevin Le Gendre - journalist and broadcaster and many others.