Being a painter, your original work is always a one-of-a-kind piece and that is what makes it so special. Even if the artist were to paint the same scene or person for a second time, they would never be able to match it exactly.
With fine art photography one image is printed several times and each print looks exactly like the other. The photographer makes edition prints as a way to limit the number of works available. The lower number of prints made the more desirable the image will be for collectors. For example, the photographer may only make 10 prints of the same image, and each of those 10 are exactly the same except for the edition number (1/10, 2/10, 3/10, etc...until you reach 10/10).
I wanted to come up with a way to make one-of-a-kind photographic prints of the same image. To do this, I will use the same photo multiple times, but rework each image using experimental techniques. Each experiment will only be printed once, so the edition would be 1/1, or an original photographic print! Above are some raw tests using the same image multiple times with no digital editing!