Research into alternative photographic methods
Techniques, pigments, materials and stories
For the last few years, I have been conducting and archiving photographic experiments which make use of plant and other organic materials in order to create photo-sensitive solutions, pigments, raw paper material or unexpected artefacts. I use a variety of alternative photographic methods such as the anthotype process as well as site-specific traditional techniques. Ultimately those experiments are relevant in so far as their full circle is completed. Researching, harvesting, and processing the raw material - with each step, more come to the surface as I embedded myself into the environment the material comes from understanding its properties, its traditional uses, the mythologies and its historical connections.
Hence the focus becomes the possibility that these techniques afford us, at both the individual and communal level, in relation to deepening our knowledge and connection to the natural environment, in a practical and philosophical sense.
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