Brooke Shaden is one of the photographers in the Digital Darkroom exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA, which “features the work of 17 artists from around the world that explore the intersection of art and technology”. Visit Brooke’s blog to learn more about her working methods and visit her site to see more of her amazing photographs.
Photoeye has a fantastic gallery of Michael Donnor’s work– he meticulously distresses his negatives to add texture and mystique to his images, before toning and burning the edges of his prints to continue the transformation. See more in his gallery at photoeye.com.
My advanced photography students have brought in some interesting objects that they hope to coat with liquid emulsion and work into artwork for an exhibit they’re having called “Abandoned.” Penelope Umbrico also works with the idea of the objects in our lives, the way they are ubiquitious, repetitive, and desire to be ordered. Visit http://www.penelopeumbrico.net to see more of her work!
Here’s another artist who uses liquid emulsion– Courtney Johnson’s series “Survival Machines” uses liquid emulsion coated on hand-blown glass spheres. Check out her website– http://www.courtneyjohnson.net/survival_machines.html — I would love to see these in person!
Elizabeth Raymer Griffin is one of my favorite photographers, and, as it happens, one of my dear friends from graduate school at Indiana University. I love the way she pieces together, mirrors, and combines photographs into fantastic multiple images that reference her personal history, have a strong narrative, and a timeless aesthetic. Enjoy her work at http://elizabethraymer.com. Maybe we can get her to visit us one day!
Gary Emrich is fantastic at using liquid emulsion on a variety of unexpected surfaces. Check out the projects on his site: http://www.garyemrichart.com/index.html— the galleries Embodiments, MaterialThinking, and The Mechanical are filled with clever and provocative artwork that utilizes liquid emulsion.
The word “photograph” was first coined by Sir John Herschel (the same forefather of photography that gave us fix), pulling together greek words with the meaning “drawing with light”. Featured as part of the Heavens exhibit running at the Nelson-Atkins through November 13th, photographer Chris McCaw has created stunning photographic light drawings, in effect burning the surface of each unique print (actually a paper negative) with the power and intensity of the sun.
Read and see more about his artwork at http://www.chrismccaw.com/SUNBURN/SUNBURN.html