One definition of chaos is when nonlinear things are impossible to predict and control. I always seek out such scenes to match my surroundings with my quiet inner state when I'm photographing. I use several techniques to process the same image: reticulated film through a high temperature developing process, liquid emulsion, inkjet printing, darkroom printing, and encaustic painting. The unique process gives dynamism to the still subjects and creates unrealities from the common scenes in our everyday surroundings. I use the balance of the dynamism and the stillness to explore the essence of the chaos.
Daren You is a Chinese photographer currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been published in LensCulture Magazine, i-D and Der Greif Magazine. His work has been exhibited in the Aperture Foundation Gallery, Soho Photo Gallery and Somerset House.