Follow us on

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • RSS

Memory blur

film/memory in black and white

My final creative project, looking at the topic of memory. Six images, with accompanying text, inspired by the films Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Millennium Actress and Ghost in the Shell. I chose to take and display the stills in black and white so they look part of a collection and because of the fact many films and photographs that display memory often use black and white as a technique to show the current scene is not part of the present, but a memory from the past. I have included the song Stay With Me by Clint Mansell as an evocative companion piece.


United Kingdom
  • Recalling a past self; placing yourself in a memory.
  • Near death experience; starving the brain of oxygen causing a burst of memory.
  • Forgetting; missing, incomplete memory.
  • Screen memory; a simple childhood scene with deeper connotations.
  • Memory and objects; objects help you to both recall and create memories.
  • Future memory; where organic and machine may become one.
  • clint_mansell_-_stay_with_me.mp3

About the creator

Christopher Newell

“People want to be bowled over by something special. Nine times out of ten you might strike out, but that tenth time, that peak experience, is what people want. That's what can move the world....