Terra Nova Series Featured in LENSCRATCH
On 07, Jul 2015 | In Photography News | By Dan
My new series of diazotypes, Terra Nova is featured in LENSCRATCH, the fine art photography daily.
This series began as an extension of my meditation practice. I love unknown and imaginary places which are often centers of focus as I meditate. I became intrigued by the ephemeral nature of fading blueprints and wanted to combine the terra nova of my mind with the alternative photographic process of diazotypes. In my studio, I start with conceptual ideas of unknown places and print out the framework of a map on unexposed blueprint paper. Then I handcraft the geography of these places by bending, folding, and crumpling the paper to create a dimensional sculpture, which is exposed with various UV light sources and developed in a homemade ammonia vapor chamber. The final print is pressed flat to reveal a unique 3D topographic map whose landscape features will slowly fade away over time giving the viewer an ongoing contemplative opportunity on place.