2017 - Present
Silver Gelatin Prints
This is an ongoing collection of works focused on technique. I explore several themes and subjects in my work; abandoned places, self portraits and collaborations with models. This particular collection of work is focused on abandoned locations. The printing technique is a slow and somewhat tedious process to achive warm tones, grain and texture that I find complimentary to many of my subjects.
Effects are achieved by using different papers, dilutions of chemistry, exposure, development timing and temperature adjustments. I’ve created a technique I like to call “celestialization” which creates the star-like effects on the paper. This technique is very experimental as I have little control of the end results. While I am capable of printing multiply copies of each photo, the variables of this printing process lend each print to it’s own set of variations and imperfections.