Projects tagged with ''analog''

Wald Project Exhibitions

WALD PROJECT Exhibitions “Art Connections 5”, George Segal Gallery, Montclair NJ, January 2009 “Wald”, Gallery 51, 51 Church Street, Montclair NJ, June 2009 “Diversity”,  Adirondack Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake NY, August 2010 “Of Three Minds”, Virginia Block Gallery, Montclair NJ, September 2010    

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Pythagoras

2016

Wet-Plate Collodion on Laser etched Trophy Aluminum (Tintype) 6"x8" or 6"x6" or 4.25"x5.5"

After 35 years of making photograms I felt challenged to make something new, but it seemed I had photogrammed every kind of object. I decided to create my own objects to make photograms with - and the best place to start is with simple geometric shapes.  I 3D printed geometric shapes which were placed on the wet tintype and exposed to light. Before making the photogram I laser-etched photographs of the geometric objects onto the aluminum to achieve a layered effect. I was able to produce new imagery of timeless shapes using 19th century analog process combined with 21st century laser etching and 3D printing.

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Loop

1997

Loop photograms are 20" x 16" silver gelatin paper or 10" x 8" Ilfochrome paper in an edition of 1. They are also available as digital prints in an edition of 10

The loop photograms were made using a strip of vellum placed on top of the print material and exposed to light. Most of the silver-gelatin photograms were also solarized to create more complex images.

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Tintype Portrait of Nick

2012

Eleven collodion wet plate portraits made with color anodized aluminum mounted in a carefully spaced overlapping pattern standing off the black velvet background in a 18.5″ x 22.5″ frame

Eleven collodion wet plate portraits made with color anodized aluminum. The strobe light was so bright I didn’t want to photograph innocent subjects who might not be careful enough to avoid looking at the 5000 watt seconds of lights when they flashed. So I used the only subject who I trusted - my assistant Nick.

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Tintype Self-Portraits

2012

Thirty 3"x3" collodion wet-plate self-portrait photographs on color anodized trophy aluminum spaced 1/4" apart and standing 3/4" off the black background in a 21" x 24" frame.

Thirty collodion wet plate self portraits made with color anodized aluminum. The strobe light was so bright I didn't want to photograph innocent subjects who might not be careful enough to avoid looking at the 5000 watt seconds of lights when they flashed. So I used the only subject who is patient enough to sit for 30 portraits. The process required 3 days to complete all 30 plates.

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Waterflowers

1982-1983

Cibachrome photogram prints 11"x14" and larger, sometimes assembled into collages of multiple prints (Waterflower Mosaic series).

Waterflowers is a series of unique photograms on Cibachrome, often presented as diptychs or quadtypchs. The flower petals and leaves are arranged on top of a piece of Cibachrome paper and exposed directly to a powerful light for a very brief exposure.

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Clematis

2003-2005

The unique (edition of 1) collodion wet-plate glass negatives are 4.25"x5.5" and can be contact printed as salted paper prints or silver gelatin prints. All images have been scanned and are available as limited edition digital pigment print enlargements up to 40"x50".

Clematis is a climbing vine with gorgeous flowers. These photograms are of the flower after the bloom has wilted, lost its petals, and gone to seed. The clematis flowers are placed in the enlarger and projected onto a collodion wet-plate glass plate.

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Fern

1981-2019

Cibachrome/Ilfochrome prints 10"x8" up to 20"x20" (edition 1 of 1),Wet Plate Collodion glass plates 4"x4" up to 4.25"x5.5" (edition 1 of 1) Limited edition salt prints, silver gelatin prints, All are available as limited edition large format archival inkjet prints up to about 60"x40"

Photograms of ferns were among the earliest images made at the beginning of photography. These photograms are made either onto collodion wet-plate glass plates or Cibachrome/Ilfochrome color photographic paper. Mine date from the early 2000's, not the 1830's!

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Wald

WALD 118

2006-2010

Pinhole camera 10"x8" Ilfochrome unique direct prints and 10"x8" unique direct Silver-Gelatin prints, 25"x20" digital collage of multiple prints

The inspiration for the Wald Project was to capture the view when awakening from a nap under a tree. Or maybe what one might dream when napping under the tree. These pinhole pictures of the trees Wald explore how the forest stimulates the human imagination evoking emotions from fantasy to fear.

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pre-digital chemical based photo process