Conrad Lewis: Exposed
Conrad Lewis had a brilliant idea. His idea traversed the landscape of time, photo history, sleuthing and nosiness, and just plain and simple curiosity. Conrad began collecting undeveloped rolls of film from cameras he came across at flea markets and thrift stores. Each roll was a discovery, each reflected a moment in time and a memory without an owner. Conrad has compiled his discoveries in to a new book, EXPOSED. Exposed is 176 pages, perfect bound with a soft cover measuring 182mm by 224mm. A copy is £52 plus shipping, about $80 US. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for sales and enquiries.
The photographs in this book are produced from undeveloped films, which have been found in used cameras. The images have been lost and locked away in a camera film waiting to be developed. Each image is in its own way an unanswerable mystery, a moment captured in a fraction of a second and stored onto film. Every image is a small window into someones’ personal life and provokes many questions, ‘Who are these people, are they still alive?’
Why were these films never developed?’ ‘How did they end up being sold in a charity shop?’ All questions which I will never know the answer to. The most fascinating thing about these photographs is that no-one has seen the end result until now.
Conrad Lewis, age twenty two. Graduate of Chelsea College of Art. Graphic Design Communication. A photographer in analogue and digital, a lover of the medium. He has created three photo books, All Day Breakfast, 2012, a series of photos taken in London caffs, Exposed, 2013, as above and Signage, 2014, a collection of photos of vernacular commercial signs. Based in London UK.
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