Okay one of my all time favorite films is Back to the Future! I have always been fascinated with the possibilities of time-travel so, for my narrative, I wanted to work something along the lines of time travel! Since I do have photos that I manipulated in terms of the hue and saturation, I decided that I could work with the “Time Travel” concept and create a (short) narrative!
This photograph portrays a man on a subway in contemporary times (2014)! In his hand, he is holding, what he believes, to be a cell-phone, however, upon further investigation he notices that this is not an average cell-phone and is something that is beyond his understanding. Michael had found the “device” in the Union-Square station.
Michael continues to fuss around with the program, navigating and then – SUDDENLY – everything changes! The world and time as he knew it suddenly transformed into something that he nor any other human being would be able to explain. He finds himself in the past!
Michael continues to fuss around with the program, navigating and then – SUDDENLY – everything changes! The world and time as he knew it suddenly transformed into something that he nor any other human being would be able to explain. He finds himself in the past (1952 to be more specific)!
Michael now has the objective of finding his way back into the future! He knows that his objective can, single-handedly, be accomplished by the device that he possesses but he has no knowledge as to how to use it properly.
People become suspicious! Michael does not talk, dress, or act like anybody from the 1950’s! He knows that he has to keep it discrete but it rather hard to do, he begins to observe his surroundings.
Michael fusses around with the device and, alas, he believes that he has figured out how to use the device properly but, all of a sudden, the battery dies!! He is in desperate need of a charger!
Michael looks throughout to try and find a charger to charge this device, no success! But then he remembers that he can use an alternative energy source to power up the device!
The people on the train become suspicious and take the device from Michael! A family of 3 (Mom, and 2 daughters) are looking at the device intrigued and mind boggled!
Michael, however, is able to retrieve the device and links wires together which he obtains from the run-down subway station on 96th street!
Finally, he is able to get back home and sees his friends playing on their phone!