Over the past several years, Ahmed Salvador and Scott McMahon have been collaborating on a project they call 'photo letters', as a way of communicating over their geographically distant situations.
For the project, Ahmed and Scott have been mailing pieces of unexposed film or photographic paper to each other. The packages containing the light sensitive materials were altered in such a way as to let in small amounts of light during transportation. As they receive each package, they develop the results and mail them back to the sender.
The play of light on film and paper usually produces abstract linear patterns and clouds, but at times the results are eerily representational images of glowing landscapes. Simply put, they are an elegy to the fading art of traditional photography, the act of light hitting a light-sensitive material, and to traditional snail-mail correspondences. Ahmed and Scott plan on exhibiting these letters sometime in the near future.