This week, we’re featuring a beautiful and moving series of images of a Black Lives Matter protest from film photographer Louise Gibson. Here’s more from Louise about the protests and using the experimental 35mm film stock, Psychedelic Blues, to document the experience…
Psychedelic blues #4 has quickly become my favorite experimental film because of its consistency creating rainbow colors in my images.
When I went to my first Black Lives Matter march, to protest the death of George Floyd and many others, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew the things I felt- fear, anger, outrage, sadness- but I also felt hopeful seeing so many people come together to demand justice.
I knew the colors in this film could say what I couldn’t.
I can’t speak for anyone other than myself, but to me, these images illustrate a spark of hope. The hope that because of this storm, because people are looking inward at what they can change in themselves, and because people are fighting for change together, there are better days ahead for the Black community. I’m thankful for that. And for films ability to speak when I’ve run out of words.
Analog cameras and films used: Nikon F5 | Psychedelic Blues Film