Kevin Green wouldn’t have imagined 10 years ago that today he’d be shooting with film once again.
But his dive back into the “old” technology has led him down new artistic roads – and now his work will be on display at the Plaskett Gallery.
B&W On Film: Photography by Kevin Green runs from Feb. 15 to March 31.
“Why use such an old technology? Because there’s something more real than real life about black-and-white film,” Green said in an artist statement. “It is difficult to put your finger on or express with words why that is. Maybe it is just the grain or the enjoyable memories of watching old movies late at night when there is nothing else on.”
Green attributes it to the “perfection of imperfection” that’s inherent in any analog media type or items made by hand.
“They just feel more human,” he said.
For Green, film seems to dive deeper into the soul of a place, object or person.
“I would say that’s the very objective of photography,” he said.
The photos in the exhibition were shot in various locations around B.C., including New Westminster, Burnaby, Tofino and Qualicum Beach.
You can view it at the gallery Tuesdays to Fridays between 1 and 4 p.m., during performances at Massey Theatre or by appointment. Call 604-517-5900.
Plaskett Gallery is at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave.