180 Degrees is a photo series documenting the city centre of Groningen and its surroundings, characterised by fascinating buildings and symmetric landscapes.
The aim of this Project is to depict duality and enable the audience to see through my eyes. 180 Degrees is based on a spectrum of essentials and unbreakable rules, among which the most important one bestows the title to this series: the concept of a straight angle turn, using myself as a centre of rotation.
First and foremost, I imposed myself to use film only, discarding any use of digital media; besides my body acted as my tripod, and the pictures were all taken at my eyesight, at a height of 1,50 m.
I used a Nikon AF F-815 loaded with Portra 400 film to take deliberate shots of a vista, and a Nikon F4 loaded with IlFord HP5 Plus to capture whatever was on its opposite side, sharing one 50 mm lens for both cameras. I always shoot colour first, and then the opposite fortuitous scene in black and white.
Groningen, the Netherlands. 2019.