experimental imaging

Making the invisible visible.


Several scenes were created in an apartment to show combined parallel universes. Since the course emphasised the importance of exploration through trial and error, the project aimed to compose images through numerous iterations rather than simply taking photographs. One experiment inspired the next without any specific plan in mind. Various camera settings such as aperture, shutter speed, focus and iso were manipulated along with changing lighting conditions. Final images were composed in complete darkness with the use of time-lapse and harsh flashes.

The final outcome of these explorations in making the future, past and parallel motions of people visible is a collection of experimental images and three short stop motion videos.




Experimental Imaging is a course about 'making pictures' rather than 'taking pictures' without the use of post production techniques. In this 2 day exploration aimed at making the invisible visible, we tried to visualise the flow of movement in our surroundings.

Focusing on the passage of time, we wanted to show past, present and future motions.


Project Details:

Completed in 2 days as part of the Experimental Imaging course at CIID with Line Birgitte.


Special thanks to:

Matt Cottam

Zaza Zuilhof