Retro-spective: Stop 310

Paul Karabinis, an associate professor of photography at the University of North Florida, talks about the technique artist Chris McCaw discovered by accident.  



Artist Profile Chris McCaw

Chris McCaw

American photographer Chris McCaw has an unusual technique for capturing movement and light in his photographs of landscapes and skyscapes. McCaw constructs his own large format cameras and works with vintage gelatin silver photo paper that is often no longer being made. Long exposures, sometimes up to twenty-four hours, allow the sun's light to expose directly onto the paper. The resulting marks are a beautiful mixture of creation and destruction, showing the trajectory of the sun, often burning right through the paper.

Copyright Chuck Katz.



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