Ayame

This photograph ‘Ayame’ (Japanese for iris and a common female name) is inspired by a scene in the Tale of Ise, a collection of Japanese poems and prose from the Heian period. While viewing irises on his journey, the protagonist composes a poem that is a play on the word 'iris' about his beloved wife that he longs for. Here the two-frame format and double exposure play on the referential nature of the waka poem he composes and reflect the way time feels slower, extended, when we miss someone. The iris in this photo was a gift from my beloved, who I am frequently separated from and long for. 

In my photographic practice I regularly employee double exposure and in-camera techniques to achieve poetic effects and stretch the temporal ‘instant’ that is inherent to the medium of instant film. 

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Ayame

  • Caroline Esbenshade | Ayame
  • Caroline Esbenshade | Ayame
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