Primary Breathing, 1932-1962

The Breathing Photographs in this gallery breathe in time (synchronically) within Paul Julien’s legacy. Each of these breathing photographs consists of at least two exposures produced more or less at the same time during one of Paul Julien’s expeditions that took place between 1932 and 1962. With most of the exposures Paul Julien operated the camera, with some others people accompanying him pushed the button. The exposures include 9x12cm, 6x9cm, 6x6cm black and white negatives, 9x12cm autochromes and 9x12cm film-color as well as 35mm direct positives. All of these materials are currently in the care of the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. In this category I connect several exposures to one another in one animation thereby extending the singularity of the photographic moment and the framed space they present.