George Whiteside

The series ‘Film Ends” began when I purchased a large box full

of old snapshots at a flea market. Aside from the printed

photographs there were several envelopes of the actual film. I

became fascinated by the parts of the filmstrips that had little or

no image but had varying tones and sometimes a unique

chemical patina. Some of the ends have puncture holes from the

clips that held the film while it dried, and identifying numbers

were scribed. This evidence of the physicality of analogue

photography is beautiful to me. I collaged these rare bits together

with tape and then scanned the compositions.