Dusk at The Artist Enclave in East Haddam Ct. A storm is coming. B + W silver gelatin print.
Low Key Figure silver gelatin print on warm tone paper.
When you have finished manipulation? Do you ever finish manipulation when is the piece finished? When is it Art?
Manipulation isn’t new this image is a study of a pregnant women. Shot on 35mm film at ISO 1600 to gain more grain and texture. It was then printed onto a sheet of 4×5 film giving me a positive image, then contact printed on to a 4×5 sheet of litho film [high contrast film used in the printing industry]this film sees just Black and White and adds more texture and grain. Many steps that I decided on while shooting the original negative in very contrasty studio light. When did it become Photographic Art?
What are your thoughts? When Does an image become Art? peace pjc
As the days grow shorter and the texture rougher a metaphor for old age. Yet just a few days and the solstice arrives and a new age begins light, sweet emotional light to tell tales, inspire thoughts of spring at a couple minutes of of light each day. I know that warmth is months away but the light is what I am about. But I still miss the darkroom. enjoy pjc
My work can be seen at these two galleries in December, “Blizzard Group Show at Gallery At the Wauregan and PhotoSynthesis Members Show or contact me Many inexpensive prints for gifts or January shredder