The films by Julian Flynn

The films on this page explore different ways of looking at photographs in time and space.

Each film has as its raw material a collection of related photographs. Several make use of 'found portraits': faces taken from old photographs of local scenes in the archive of the Musée de Bédarieux.

Another film shows a model of a planned installation which will consist of selection of these found-faces printed onto a transparent base, mounted onto glass and suspended from the gallery's ceiling.

Some of these films are animations of self portrait photographs. Essentially you are seeing, in rapid succession, all the photographs taken during a particular session .I have applied different rhythms and speeds to these sequences.

Some films consist of footage of stacks of up to 4 superimposed layers of transparencies, illuminated from behind by a light box. Each transparency consists of a face, either a self portrait or a 'found portrait'. These faces merge into one composite face. Each layers is separated from its neighbour by about 1cm. This means that the relationship between the layers changes according to the angle of view and the viewing distance. Some of these films consist entirely of self portraits, others mix self portraits and 'found portraits' in an exploration of the boundary that separates the 'self' from the 'other'.

 
     
 
 
self-portrait film Autumn 2012, by photographer julian flynn
installation of found portratis (les anciens de Bédarieux) by photographer julian flynn, Autumn 2012
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
self-portrait film Autumn 2012, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
lself-portrait film Autumn 2012, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
light-box found-portrait/self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn
light-box self-portrait film Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, by photographer julian flynn