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这两位摄影师交换日记,绘制了一本美国疫情视觉编年史

这两位摄影师交换日记,绘制了一本美国疫情视觉编年史

Alex Scimecca 2021年03月20日
两位搭档的日志展示了他们在疫情期间对个人和社会越来越强烈的思考和感受。

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

摄影搭档肖恩和约翰为了在新冠肺炎疫情期间保持活跃创作,同时继续合作,他们从独立乐队Postal Service身上找到了灵感——乐队的成员向彼此邮寄可录式光盘,逐个在歌曲中加入音乐元素来完成专辑。

两人每周传递一份日记,这本日记逐渐演变成了一本新冠疫情视觉编年史。日记中包含各类不同的素材,既有剪报,也有《国家地理杂志》(National Geographic)等出版物里的档案图片,还有他们自己拍摄的胶卷和数码照片,《宅家/ / / 疫情日记》(Stay Home /// The Covid Journal)探索了2020年最原始的感情和事件,尝试着述说许多难以解释的事情。

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

在孤独和不确定中,日子一天天过去,几周、几个月又过去了。肖恩和约翰的日志叠加了各种媒体元素,充实了日记内容,展示着他们在疫情期间对个人和社会越来越强烈的思考和感受。

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

2020年是令人难以置信的一年,是史无前例的一年,它给人类带来了最严峻的挑战。这本日记揭示了一条贯穿全年的主线,一条不应该被视作理所当然的主线:无论你经历了什么、如何应对疫情,这动荡一年里的最原始情感将永远被铭记。

 
图片来源:肖恩和约翰

“我试图通过日记来捕捉记录疫情期间的感受——不仅仅是事实,不仅仅是新闻故事,而是我们个人的经历。”约翰在接受《财富》杂志采访时表示,“希望当人们会看时,能感受到我们把这些元素放在一起时心中的情绪,也能因此触发他们的情绪——那种焦虑、不确定、困惑的感觉。”

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

两人于2020年3月启动这个项目时,以为疫情可能会持续几周左右。他们想,等疫情结束时,应该可以制作一本纸质书,在实体会议上面对面地展示给参会者。

约翰说:“这只能说明我们太天真,我们真的不知道疫情会如何结束。”

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

两人会驱车50英里到对方家,交接日记。他们以远程的方式继续合作,单独创作页面,或者在对方未完成的页面上进行补充。经过五年的合作,他们已经打下了坚实的创作基础。突然间不能再呆在同一个房间里,也不能用以前的方式交流,就只能依赖过去的经验和直觉。

比如说,约翰给他怀孕的妻子拍了照片,粘到了日记里。后来,他把儿子出生后的照片也粘了进去,不过粘在了另一页上。肖恩从中看到了一些特别的点,把两张照片粘在了一起,这样读者看的是孩子呆在妈妈肚子里,就好像他还在那里发育。约翰看到肖恩的创作时说,这是神来之笔。

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

“我想这一页在某种程度上代表了我们的合作方式,我们各自生活中的小片段被印刷、粘贴,并以某种新的方式结合在一起,创造出一件新作品,如果没有这两部分,这件作品就不可能存在。”

他们还把在电视、社交媒体和社区中不断重复的词语一遍又一遍地写在日记里,用另一种方式表述疫情,也为他们的视觉日记增添了层次。

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

“我感觉某些词、某些观点总是在不断重复。”肖恩说,“因为我们在家,全身心地关注着正在发生的一切,感觉真的是在不断重复‘黑命贵, 黑命贵, 黑命贵, 黑命贵。疫情,疫情,疫情,’还有‘戴口罩、不戴口罩’这种相互矛盾的说法。”

肖恩说,2020年,种族和政治领域也发生了很多事,在疫情这一年里同样占据很大比例,有机地融入到了日记中。

图片来源:约翰和肖恩

肖恩说:“突然之间,那些当时只是存在一定相关性的话题变得真正相关了。”

他们的时间胶囊日记为他们减轻了世界带来的一些重量。虽然疫情还没有走到最后一页,但两人觉得是时候给日记画上句号了。

肖恩说:“我们对这个项目的结束点很满意,已经准备好继续前进。”(财富中文网)

图片来源:肖恩和约翰

译者:Agatha

摄影搭档肖恩和约翰为了在新冠肺炎疫情期间保持活跃创作,同时继续合作,他们从独立乐队Postal Service身上找到了灵感——乐队的成员向彼此邮寄可录式光盘,逐个在歌曲中加入音乐元素来完成专辑。

两人每周传递一份日记,这本日记逐渐演变成了一本新冠疫情视觉编年史。日记中包含各类不同的素材,既有剪报,也有《国家地理杂志》(National Geographic)等出版物里的档案图片,还有他们自己拍摄的胶卷和数码照片,《宅家/ / / 疫情日记》(Stay Home /// The Covid Journal)探索了2020年最原始的感情和事件,尝试着述说许多难以解释的事情。

在孤独和不确定中,日子一天天过去,几周、几个月又过去了。肖恩和约翰的日志叠加了各种媒体元素,充实了日记内容,展示着他们在疫情期间对个人和社会越来越强烈的思考和感受。

2020年是令人难以置信的一年,是史无前例的一年,它给人类带来了最严峻的挑战。这本日记揭示了一条贯穿全年的主线,一条不应该被视作理所当然的主线:无论你经历了什么、如何应对疫情,这动荡一年里的最原始情感将永远被铭记。

“我试图通过日记来捕捉记录疫情期间的感受——不仅仅是事实,不仅仅是新闻故事,而是我们个人的经历。”约翰在接受《财富》杂志采访时表示,“希望当人们会看时,能感受到我们把这些元素放在一起时心中的情绪,也能因此触发他们的情绪——那种焦虑、不确定、困惑的感觉。”

两人于2020年3月启动这个项目时,以为疫情可能会持续几周左右。他们想,等疫情结束时,应该可以制作一本纸质书,在实体会议上面对面地展示给参会者。

约翰说:“这只能说明我们太天真,我们真的不知道疫情会如何结束。”

两人会驱车50英里到对方家,交接日记。他们以远程的方式继续合作,单独创作页面,或者在对方未完成的页面上进行补充。经过五年的合作,他们已经打下了坚实的创作基础。突然间不能再呆在同一个房间里,也不能用以前的方式交流,就只能依赖过去的经验和直觉。

比如说,约翰给他怀孕的妻子拍了照片,粘到了日记里。后来,他把儿子出生后的照片也粘了进去,不过粘在了另一页上。肖恩从中看到了一些特别的点,把两张照片粘在了一起,这样读者看的是孩子呆在妈妈肚子里,就好像他还在那里发育。约翰看到肖恩的创作时说,这是神来之笔。

“我想这一页在某种程度上代表了我们的合作方式,我们各自生活中的小片段被印刷、粘贴,并以某种新的方式结合在一起,创造出一件新作品,如果没有这两部分,这件作品就不可能存在。”

他们还把在电视、社交媒体和社区中不断重复的词语一遍又一遍地写在日记里,用另一种方式表述疫情,也为他们的视觉日记增添了层次。

“我感觉某些词、某些观点总是在不断重复。”肖恩说,“因为我们在家,全身心地关注着正在发生的一切,感觉真的是在不断重复‘黑命贵, 黑命贵, 黑命贵, 黑命贵。疫情,疫情,疫情,’还有‘戴口罩、不戴口罩’这种相互矛盾的说法。”

肖恩说,2020年,种族和政治领域也发生了很多事,在疫情这一年里同样占据很大比例,有机地融入到了日记中。

肖恩说:“突然之间,那些当时只是存在一定相关性的话题变得真正相关了。”

他们的时间胶囊日记为他们减轻了世界带来的一些重量。虽然疫情还没有走到最后一页,但两人觉得是时候给日记画上句号了。

肖恩说:“我们对这个项目的结束点很满意,已经准备好继续前进。”(财富中文网)

译者:Agatha

To stay creatively active and continue their collaborative relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic, photography duo Shaughn and John drew inspiration from the Postal Service—an indie band that mailed CD-Rs to each other, adding to a track until the album was complete.

The duo passed back and forth a journal to each other every week, which evolved into a visual chronicle of the year of the coronavirus pandemic. Collaging with different mediums like newspaper clippings, archival images from publications like National Geographic, and their own film and digital photographs, each page of Stay Home /// The Covid Journal explores the raw emotions and events in 2020 to try to make sense of the many things that were hard to explain.

As the days, weeks, and months of isolation and uncertainty dragged on, Shaughn and John worked on pages in nonsequential order to break down the passage of time that seemed to be never-ending. Layering with different mediums allowed pages to develop as thoughts and feelings intensified about their personal lives and society during COVID-19.

2020 was an incredibly unprecedented year that has challenged us in the most severe ways. The book reveals a thread throughout the year that we should not take for granted: No matter what you experienced and how you coped with the pandemic, the raw emotion from this tumultuous year will never be forgotten.

“What I tried to capture in the journal is to put down the way that it felt to go through [the pandemic]—not just the facts, not just a news story, but what we went through on a personal basis,” John told Fortune. “So hopefully when people look back, they’ll feel some of the emotions we felt when putting this together and trigger the feelings they felt—feelings of anxiety, being uncertain, being confused.”

When the duo first began the project in March 2020, they expected the pandemic to last a few weeks or so. They thought by the time the pandemic was over, they would have made a physical book that they can show people in in-person meetings.

“It just kind of shows how a little bit naive we were and how we really didn’t know how this thing [would] end,” John said.

The duo would drive 50 miles to each other’s homes to drop off the book for the other. They continued their collaboration from a distance, either creating their own pages or building off the other’s unfinished pages. After five years working together as a duo, they've built a solid creative foundation. Suddenly not being able to be in the same room or talk in the way they used to made them rely on their past experiences and instincts.

For example, John photographed his pregnant wife and pasted it into the book. He later made a picture of his son once he was born and also pasted it in, but in a separate page. Shaughn saw something special there and placed them together, so the viewer would see the child in his mother’s stomach as if he were still growing in there. John described the image as serendipitous when he saw the creation.

“I think that page kind of represents how the collaboration works, how little pieces of our separate lives were being printed and pasted and joined together in some new way creating a new piece of work that couldn’t have existed without both parts.”

Another way the duo conveyed the pandemic era and gave another layer to their visual journal was through handwritten repetitions that contained words constantly repeated throughout TV, social media, and communities.

“I felt like there was so much repetition of certain words and certain ideas,” Shaughn described. “Because we were at home so engrossed in everything that was happening, it really did become this kind of constant, ‘BLM, BLM, BLM, BLM. PANDEMIC, PANDEMIC, PANDEMIC,’ and all these contradictions of ‘Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask.’”

Shaughn described that so much happened in 2020 with race and politics that it was equally a huge part of what was going on with the coronavirus, and it organically evolved into the journal.

“Suddenly topics that were only partially relevant at the time became really relevant," Shaughn said.

Their time-capsule journal helped alleviate some of the weight they said they felt from the world. Though the pandemic hasn't completely come to its own closing pages, the duo felt it was time to wrap up the journal's.

"We were happy with where this project ended up, and we’re ready to move on,” Shaughn said.

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