Description this is a cameraless photograph of a eyelets and other things. it is made using a hand coated 5x7' glass plate i coated myself. i placed the stuff on the glass plate and used my enlarger for a light source. the image was processed in a few different developers, one was a coffee developer, another was a olde timey print developer i use, and the last was a special reversal developer used to make positive images using liquid emulsions. it is scanned. the dots, marks, lines, uneven edge, emulsion lift - frilling- are all part of the process.
John Nanian, Warwick, RI Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement thanks for visiting my imagekind gallery. i am a freelance photographer, but when I am not on assignment i photograph the world around me. sometimes i travel distances, but most of the time i am photographing local things. i am not far from the coast, im not far from providence and i can always find something nearby to photograph. i sometimes make photographic emulsion from scratch, sometimes i use storebought paper and film, sometimes i make photographs using the sun. i use a digital camera too, and from time to time i will make a emulsion based photograph using a digital file. i also make film and paper developer our of coffee. most of the coffee developer i use is from sumatra coffee beans i roast myself. i helped write the caffenol-cookbook, and i was featured in an interview on emulsive.com. i experiment a lot as you might have guessed. thanks again for the visit.
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