https://www.voyageuse.co.uk is a wonderful story created suing voice over narrative and beautiful archival photography. It tells the story of “Romance, Science and conspiracy in the 20th Century.” (Miles Thomas) This is the first time I have seen archival images used in such a beautiful way constructing a new narrative. I say this is a new narrative although I am distinctly aware that this is a true story, however, these images and sound recording are elements of a new constructed narrative of a life gone by.
I was particularly inspired not so much by the story but by the technical aspects of the film. I watched the pan and tilt of the camera in places, the use of images and moving image together where sometimes it wasn’t possible to tell the difference between the two. The quality and lighting of the old family photographs was just stunning and something I am going to look at in more depth is how I capture the archived images.