What you see is the likeness of Kani. I say that because I did not capture these physically. I got this idea from a really deep artist. Basically, Kani had to have internet access on a portable device that supported video calls. I had to sit in front of a screen and simply shoot.
Emotions can be transmitted through the air. These images must be proof of that. We were both laughing at how mental it seemed to bystanders in her neighborhood. It’s not normal for a girl to go out in the sun and swirl around in front of a tablet computer.
I confess that I screwed up a bit. I forgot that my camera was set to manual focus. That’s the reason why some of the photos are really blurry. But then, as I look through some old family film photos, there was that tendency as well. I just love it when images aren’t perfect because scarcely anything is in real life.
The world is really unpredictable. Alfred Stieglitz would have never dreamed of the possibility of unlimited film by way of flash memory. Back when I watched Lauryn Hill on MTV Unplugged, I never thought that the air waves would be able to support video calls. Okay, I saw it predicted in sci-fi films but I never thought it would become a reality in my lifetime. It’s the type of technology that only secret agents had access to previously.
I saw a woman walk her two dogs. I even heard birds chirping. I heard Kani laugh and saw her smile.
She heard my camera click.