Dusty Relatives - Indigo Dust Cyanotype from NASA found image (Flickr Commons), Edinburgh, 2021
As the class of 2021 steps out from a year like no other, Edinburgh Napier University photography graduate Miriam Levi explains how her work evolved during the pandemic.
“In the past two years my practice has taken an unpredicted turn. Also, due to lockdown, I slowly shifted from traditional photography to a new hybrid practice, focused on mixing old and new, physical and digital.
“I am interested in the materiality of alternative processes. My project Indigo Dust is a sci-fi photobook that narrates the story of the discovery of a forgotten human archive. It combines alternative photographic processes with digitally altered archival images.
“Photography is a way to see things from different perspectives, to look at reality in a creative way. I strive for the sense of surprise – discovering innovative solutions to visually represent the ordinary. I grew up in a family of scientists and writers, and they transmitted to me a sense of rational wonder towards the natural world. My relationship to the medium is rooted in this blend of fantasy and science.”
Glitched - Indigo Dust Scanography from medical found image (Flickr Commons), Edinburgh, 2021
Dust Land – Indigo Dust Cyanotype print from NASA found image (Flickr Commons), Edinburgh, 2021
Organic Growth – Indigo Dust Digitally edited chemigram print, Edinburgh, 2021
IVF – Indigo Dust Cyanotype print from medical found image (Wikimedia Commons), Edinburgh, 2021
All images by Miriam Levi