Take one photograph on view in MOCA Jacksonville's exhibition and share what you'd like a visitor to know about it.
Kilborn Acme Kruxo, exact expiration date unknown, ca.1940's, processed 2010, 5 x 7 inches, unique silver gelatin print.
The Landscape image is made in a darkroom without a camera by selective development of the expired photographic paper. The dark foreground is formed by dipping the sheet in developer long enough to create a maximum density black. Subsequently, the mid-tone area is the result of a rapid dip and development of that tiny portion of the paper. The sky area has not come into contact with developer and remains the pure color of the paper base. The resulting image is the illusion of a landscape. So far, this is the only technique reminiscent of representation that I have found in my work with expired photographic papers.
Where do you find inspiration?
Research in the form of gallery and museum visits always offers something to consider. I go to the darkroom to synthesize what has impressed me.
What's your workspace like? When and where do you like to create your art?
I work in a basement darkroom, 9 x 14 feet, in a New Jersey ranch house, and I am at my best in the morning after drinking good coffee.