June 26, 2013

Please Adjust Tracking for Best Picture Quality. Thank You.

One of my favorite creative exercises is to take photographs directly off the television screen while playing a movie on VHS.

The results can be really interesting: scratchy lines, oversaturated colors and blown out highlights. There is something so wonderfully lurid and sleazy about a captured video image taken completely out of context. 

It's this reason alone that I refuse to get rid of my VCR and old television set.

Here are a few shots I've taken over the years.