r e . c a l l /rɪˈkɔːl/
This is a small section of a side project which has started to take shape in recent weeks. It relates to the necessary quality control that was part of the production of imagery in various one-hour-photo shops which I worked in from 2002 until 2008. Throughout the years, I had amassed a vast collection of artefacts relating to the analogue process – scanning and organizing during any available quiet time at work. For years, I held on to all this material, uncertain about what kind of form they might take. Recall is one section of a broader project. It focusses on the process of inspecting, recalling and reprinting images which contained unacceptable blemishes in the quality and condition of the imagery: dust & scratches, watermarks and similar negative deviations. These imperfections, though an irritant to technician and customer alike, were intrinsic to the process of domestic analogue film photography, a process that has dissipated over time.