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Ruins of Hieropolis, Pamukkale, Turkey
Passages  (2003)

A winter-time journey from Switzerland to Turkey provides a poetic context for reflection. From the bustle of old Constantinople to the deserted Greek and Roman ruins strewn across the Mediterranean and Aegean coast, quiet observations of past and present, tradition and modernity, innocence and beauty, converge to create a meditative space for considering the fleeting impermanence of civilization. Shot in black and white, the images were processed by hand and edited over a two year period.

Technical Specifications
year(s) of production  2001/2004

negative format 16 black & white (7278 tri-x reversal processed as negative)
print format 16mm black & white (7302)
aspect ratio 1:1.37
projection speed 24fps
running time 26:00
optical sound

John Price : cinematography, negative processing, editing, sound design & mix, negative conforming.
Ray Cooke / McClear Digital : optical negative.
Geoff Bottomley / Ryerson Lab : printing.