The Blur Series is an ode to the collaborative process between a camera and its photographer. A series of dye-sublimation photographic prints on aluminium, the artworks are of photographs taken with a Lubitel 166+ Lomography film camera, which is a 2008 reproduction of the original 1977 Russian design, the Lubitel 166. Each photograph in the series is an abstract visual interpretation of a specific location. Throughout these works, we learn that the camera is equally capable of telling a story on its own, acting as the artist’s partner rather than the artist’s medium.
My Sunset was created in Kuwait’s Free Trade Zone during a photography trip Jassim took to capture the area. This photo was not taken during sunset, in fact, it was not taken at all. The negative happened to be the last frame of film in the artist’s camera, indicated by the white block which had been unintentionally exposed due to being left in a hot car. The sunlight pierced its way through an open window behind the lens, creating the fabricated pink sun and its surrounding sky. “I say My Sunset, but it's not a real sunset, it’s my creation.”
Year of Printing: 2023
Artwork includes materials for hanging on the reverse.