Tag: photography

Manifest Cat

Mimsy November 8, 2018

Here is a photographic ritual for manifesting cats that you can try at home. If you do not have access to a real cat, you may substitute a picture of a cat. However, the magic is more potent if the original cat is a body, rather than an image of a body.

The greater the number of recursive cat images you display in your home, the greater the number of cats who will appear to you elsewhere in your life.

Image description: a closeup photograph of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa.

Image description: a closeup photograph of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa.

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa.

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa.

catmanifest3

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top right of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a photograph of the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which a closeup photograph of the same sleeping cat is affixed.

catmanifest4

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top right of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a photograph of the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which a closeup photograph of the same sleeping cat is affixed. To the left of this photograph, and below the closeup photograph, is a third photograph attached to the wall. It displays the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which the same photographs of a closeup cat and a cat sleeping on a sofa below a photograph of a closeup cat are affixed.

Twin Twin Peaks: mobile doubles

Mimsy October 23, 2018

A few years ago, I watched the original Twin Peaks series. I became obsessed with photographing and filming the television screen in ways that incorporated the reflection of what I was filming into the scene that I was filming. I’m gradually posting the photographs and gifs I made at that time.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from "Twin Peaks." The scene shows a closeup of the character Audrey Horne's face. She is lying on a pink floral sofa with her eyes closed. A man's hand is brushing against her cheek. The image contains a reflection of a mobile phone which is displaying the same scene as photographed from the TV screen. The reflected phone image is situated to the right of Audrey's cheek, overlaying the palm of the man's hand.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from “Twin Peaks.” The scene shows a closeup of the character Audrey Horne’s face. She is lying on a pink floral sofa with her eyes closed. A man’s hand is brushing against her cheek. The image contains a reflection of a mobile phone which is displaying the same scene as the one that is currently being described. The reflected phone image is situated to the right of Audrey’s cheek, overlaying the palm of the man’s hand.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from twin peaks. The scene is a closeup of the character Donna's head and shoulders. Donna is standing up and facing the camera. She wears a pale blue top and dark brown jacket. She is holding a pink flower at the left side of the image. A reflection of a mobile phone screen is present in the image to the right of Donna's jawline. The reflected screen displays the same image as the one that is being photographed from the TV screen.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from “Twin Peaks.” The scene is a closeup of the character Donna’s head and shoulders. Donna is standing up and facing the camera. She wears a pale blue top and dark brown jacket. She is holding a pink flower at the left side of the image. A reflection of a mobile phone screen is present in the image to the right of Donna’s jawline. The reflected screen displays the same image as the one that is currently being described.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from "Twin Peaks." The scene shows either the character Donna or the character Audrey in profile at the right of the image. Donna or Audrey is facing towards the left. She is resting her hand on a pink wall and is looking at a set of two dimmer light switches. Also present in the image is a reflection of a mobile phone screen. The screen reflection is situated between Donna or Audrey's hand and the dimmer switches. The reflection shows the same scene as the one that is currently being described.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from “Twin Peaks.” The scene shows either the character Donna or the character Audrey in profile at the right of the image. Donna or Audrey is facing towards the left. She is resting her hand on a pink wall and is looking at a set of two dimmer light switches. Also present in the image is a reflection of a mobile phone screen. The screen reflection is situated between Donna or Audrey’s hand and the dimmer switches. The reflection shows the same scene as the one that is currently being described.