Soundings

In this series of 21 photographic images, the alchemical qualities of the silver-selenium process are employed to describe the phenomenalogical characteristics of photography. Each image documents the results of an extended body performance in remote areas during the dark hours of night.

A resting position is assumed by the artist for as long as twenty minutes while hand-holding the camera. Affecting the predictability of the photographic process is the act of breathing itself. The rise and fall of the artist's breath is recorded in the blurs, streaks and shifts that occur – a culmination of multiple moments and a record of experience over an extended period of time.
 


Headlights & Hills, Sounding No. 4A, Guerrero Negro, Baja Sur, Mexico, 2012. Silver-Gelatin Selenium-toned Print Series of 21 Images, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 8 x 10 inches.

 


Fire, Sounding No. 5, Joshua Tree National Monument, California, United States, 2012. Silver-Gelatin Selenium-toned Print Series of 21 Images, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 8 x 10 inches.

 

Moontrail, Sounding No. 23, Everglades National Park, Florida, United States, 2012. Silver-Gelatin Selenium-toned Print Series of 21 Images, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 8 x 10 inches.

 


Neva River, Sounding No. 36A, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012. Silver-Gelatin Selenium-toned Print Series of 21 Images, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 8 x 10 inches.

 

White Line Fever, Sounding No. 33, Tucson, Arizona, United States, 2012. Silver-Gelatin Selenium-toned Print Series of 21 Images, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 8 x 10 inches.

 

Sunland, Sounding No. 3, Los Angeles, California, United States, 2012. Silver-Gelatin Selenium-toned Print Series of 21 Images, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 8 x 10 inches.