Photographers can often be a prickly bunch with regard to technique, tools, inks, definitions of street photography, and everything in-between. Go to any popular photoblog and you'll see it in the comment section. Then again, I suppose photographers that post in the comments section are probably just like the other people that feel compelled to makes comments. I digress.
During my project Representation of Hidden Communication I will be documenting the process with my iPhone. Why? Because, it is in essence my lab notebook and I hate writing mostly because I can't read my own hand writing. The visual diary created with the iPhone will and has been posted on my Instagram page, my Facebook pages, and here on my blog. I provide screen shots of my editing process, in part, because I want to show that I strive to be accurate in how I'm presenting the documentation of my project. The end result of Representation of Hidden Communication that I put forth to the CAMIT committee is to create a book of neuroscience history at MIT (sorta). The images in that book are all black and white and tho historically such imagery is used for documentation we all know life is offered to us in color. Hence my use of the iPhone. Of course I don't need to use this phone, but it happens to be very handy, I can edit on the spot to make sure I'm creating imagery that is as close to my personal perception of the context I'm in, and if need be I can post to social media immediately. I am not here to convince you, the reader, why, but rather to give an explanation because it is an important part of the process. Later I will write on how this process relates to science research as a whole.
This blog post is part of my Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) Grant, which I was awarded in May of 2016. As part of this project I am documenting my documentation of neuroscience research, the people that conduct said research, and the spaces where research takes place using New55 PN large format instant film.