Chaos is a property of dynamic systems.
A dynamic system is nothing more than a source of changing observations.
It is impossible to predict and control.
If law and order rules the universe, chaos is something totally disorganised.
In order to liberate my photographs completely, I have intentionally introduced chaos into my images.
I used several technologies from historic to contemporary to process the same image, such as reticulated film by high temperature developing process, liquid emulsion, inkjet printing, darkroom printing and encaustic painting.
These multi-layered photos push beyond the edge of artistic control and merge as complex and unconstrained.
For me, photography is a carrier of time.
I’d like to keep all the vestiges of the dust during my process, as it is a metaphor for the passage of time.
The dark tones in my images references to the universe.
It’s infinite and empty.
When I chose my subject matter, I was looking for subjects with unpredictable elements; they’re unstable and disordered, such as wind, clouds and water.
Many systems in which we live exhibit complex and chaotic behaviours, such as plate tectonics, and the butterfly effect.
These nonlinear things are impossible to predict and control.
All images ©Daren You