A photoseries exploring negative space; Zettai Mu focuses the lens of a large format camera on the microscopic head of a pin to facilitate the creation of a chance, abstract image that comes into blossom out of the negative space around it.

Both the process and the resultant images function as an analogy of the meditative process; the pin heads take on the role of objects of ‘ma’; microscopic elements of the positive which when focused upon allow for the nothing ( ‘mu’ ) which surrounds them to become engaging abstract forms in the same way that the meditative process grants access to void through the focusing of the mind on a positive element that is insignificant like the binary of the breath.

zettai mu  4″ x 5″ silver gelatine prints (x7), 2015