About Between Scarlett Guest: A Dialogue

Ashley Lily Scarlett has used a Nokia and a Samsung camera phone to shoot and edit her images. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

Richard Guest uses a Sony a200 to take photographs, and Affinity to edit them. He lives in Beckenham, UK.

This blog is a purely pictorial dialogue, each artist responding to the other’s previous post visually. The posts will not follow a schedule, but the rhythms of thought, production and communication – this is a conversation after all.

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  1. A very good idea, and exciting pictures! Is there no way of putting the two related images in the same post? I think that could make it even more interesting πŸ™‚

  2. wonderful dialogue. reminds me of renku, a Japanese collaborative poetry form. too many rules by far, but the linking is really interesting. it has to be a jump, a juxtaposition.

  3. Love this idea, I’ve seen it done with a friend in video before (via Vimeo) – it’s a good thing to try and a nice way to keep the creative thinking going. Bravi!

    1. Richard adked me if I would like to collaborate and I had already been thinking of asking him so I jumped at the chance. Nice! πŸ™‚
      I had been doing something similar with a friend via text message but nothing as regular or longterm as this. I suggested we have a ‘chat’ im images, and then in the course of many many emails, Richard and I sorted out the format and everything else. That was fun in itself, we communicate with eachother very well using words. πŸ™‚
      We’ve never met though we almost did once. πŸ™‚

    2. Oh, and some years ago Canon had a thing whereby one person would take a small section of someone elses image and extrapolate, which I thought would be fun but I didn’t (and still don’t) have a camera, let alone a Canon. I believe the surrealists did something like that – exquisite corpse, I think it was called. I also have seen people do a call and response thing before but never an ongoing thing like this.
      Now I’m going to google exquisite corpse and see if I got it right! πŸ˜€

      1. I could go through this site putting a Like on everything I see. The connection and statements are as visually poetic as anything I’ve seen in a long time. I’m looking really forward to following this and your other blogs as well. This is exactly what I came looking for tonight. Thanks Ashley!

  4. A fantastic idea ! Why not go further by creating a “cadavre exquis” ( I think it’s called an ‘exquisite corpse’ in English…) like surrealists in the 1920’s. One of you takes a picture without showing it to the other, the other takes a picture and on the same day you post both side by side, creating a surreal narrative, a whole new interpretation of our so called reality.

    1. Hello! Sorry for the late reply.
      My understanding of ‘exquisite corpse’ is that the respondent sees a small part of the previous person’s image and then extrapolates from that. Like the game ‘consequences’.

      1. Actually the previous person’s image remains unknown to the respondent until the end of the game. This creates something totally unique each time. Thanks for answering πŸ™‚

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