take time, pekin is a durational moving image of a roll of 35mm film. The photos on the roll were shot for my youngest brother’s graduation in an adapted medium format camera over the entire filmbase. The roll was cut into sections, scanned and edited, and then re-assembled and digitally rendered with custom Java scripts in Processing.
Joshua Ngenda is a self-taught artist of Kissi, Kpelle, and mixed north american settler ancestry, born in the interior of british columbia, raised in suburban liberia, and currently living on the territories of the WSÁNEĆ and the Lkwungen peoples of southern vancouver island. Practicing mainly in analog photography, his work pushes the boundaries of standard formats, exploring the potential of narrative flow in overlaps and layered planes, and the translation to digital containers.