In a world that is over familiar with digital manipulation and the transformation of an image via filters and apps, Julija Svetlova’s photographs offer a refreshing return to the artisanal and unique qualities of film in a pixel filled world.
Through the use of double exposures Svetlova is able to blend images in a way that combines a gentle textural quality, using patterns from iconic London structures and quirky graphic images of flowers, birds and so on. These are then overlaid onto images that seem to allow the patterns to blend seamlessly into their shapes and merge to form a perfect amalgamation of form and surface decoration.
“People always ask me, why do I double expose what I see. I always answer that I see too many things which interests me so sometimes making just one exposure is not enough. I want to create something out of my visual observations, not to just simply fixate it” says Julija.
All limited editions print purchased will be accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the photographer verifying the edition number and authenticity of the print. This fine art photographic print was made using the best quality materials available to insure long-lasting permanence of inks. The print has an estimated life-span of greater than 100 years (for further info see www.epson.com).
The photograph was printed on EPSON Hot Press Bright, Acid-Free, 100% Cotton Rag Fine Art Paper using pigment-based chromium inks. The print surface should not be touched. Professional mounting and framing will help to maximize the longevity of this print. It should be framed using acid-free materials and placed behind glass using a window-mount that prevents the glass from directly touching the print's surface. To further ensure maximum longevity avoid placing the print in bright, sunny rooms where there are high levels of UV radiation, or in humid environment which will also contribute to its deterioration. Ideally, artificial lighting in a dry environment is the preferred option. With proper care and handling, this fine art photographic print will provide pleasure for generations to come.