Sidi D. Gomes

Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow in the Humanities

20042005 Forum on Sleep and Dreams

Sidi D. Gomes

Architecture, Fine Arts

College '05

Drawing with Light—Exploring the Flexibility of the Negative

Is it possible to turn a photo camera into a video camera? Instead of capturing a moment in time, like common photography, I wish to record periods of time in a single negative. In a sense, these photos would actually be more complete than videos, because one sees both the movement taking place, as in videos, but also the history of the movement in one single image. Dreams are a great source of inspiration for the moods, settings, and images I will try to achieve with my pictures.