Samantha Carter, who holds a BFA from Florida State’s photography program, presents a strong body of work with Swish and Fade
, a collection whose interest lies in its mingling of nostalgia with sometimes-jarring compositions that make striking use of line and shape. These surprises are the result of shooting one roll of color 35mm film twice, creating unpredictable double-exposures in camera. The majority of the work is in color, but with a saturation and cast that conjures memory and nostalgia, aided by the subject matter of beach scenes and Southern landscape details like Spanish moss. However, the memories feel fragmented, with dark undertones. A sunset placed over the sprawling lawn of a mansion appears more like the ground breaking open into fire, a wolf-like dog silhouette ominously hovers as the backdrop to a woman swimming carefree in a dark body of water. Swish and Fade
is on view through March at Harvest Records, 415 Haywood Road.
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