Meet the “Alchemists”
I continue to use film, both for silver gelatin printing and as a source of negatives for scanning to produce an enlarged digital negative for contact printing. But for some genres, particularly still life, I tend to capture the image digitally.My subject matter ranges from still life to architecture and ‘street’.
“Alternative” processes are challenging and take time, but are immensely rewarding both for the artist and the viewer. It is not only the art of photography, but the craft of photography that is such an integral part of older techniques. Ellie Young from Gold Street Studios has been my knowledge source and my inspiration. She has such passion for and knowledge of the foundations of the photography that has given us such a rich heritage.
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It wasn’t until digital came along that I revived my interest in photography and started to look into the history of photography and the work of the great men and women of the art – Julia Margaret Cameron, Gertrude Kasebier, Imogen Cunningham, Lee Miller among many others. The greats I admire most almost all worked in monochrome.
I also like making “things” so it seemed a natural progression for me to go back to the earliest days of photography and print making with one foot in the darkroom to where I am now with alternative processes.
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