Cosmos

The Cosmos Reflected In A Series of 18 Photograms

  • Fireball Unravelling ball of yarn printed on black & silver gelatin photo paper, 2018
  • Ignition Cotton swab printed in black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • Clouds A bouquet of downy faux feathers printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • Blackhole Gathered lace printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • Galaxies Painted dappled design printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • V A bouquet of faux feathers printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • Lightning A bunch of twigs printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • Nebula A bouquet of faux feathers printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • Hands of Fate Painted abstract design printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018
  • Curling Crocheted chain printed on black & white silver gelatin photo paper - 2018

Since I don't believe it is the equipment that makes a photographer, I wanted to reduce photography to its most basic element, which is capturing light and the absence of light.

On that account, I decided to create a series of photographs (2018) using materials of various densities to block the Enlarger light.  I wanted this process to be as unimpaired as possible so I used materials like feathers, fabric, yarn, sewing notions, twigs and loosely arranged them on photographic paper.

There were no dodging and burning or any other type of editing imposed on these pictures.  A minimalist composition, however, was done with purpose because I wanted each object as the central focus in the photograph.