Studies of Women

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Studies of Women

These images are from a continuing series in which fragility, vulnerability, determination, and strength are all investigated. I have worked in depth with these explorations for several years now, and life events and things around me in my environment inform my decisions and inclinations in my image making.

I have included images that excite me the most, and are the ones in which some kind of visual tension is created by the elements within the image. Sometimes these magic moments happen directly in the camera, and other magic moments happen while I edit or create the piece in the darkroom or digital lab. I work in mostly antiquarian methods in my practice, and select the method that seems to express my feelings the most accurately.

The images included are a grouping of Platinum Palladium prints, Wet Plate Collodion Tintype, Mordancage, Albumen printing, Photopolymer Gravure, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate printing, and Pigment printing on Japanese Unryu washi, which is then handwaxed.