CHROMOGENESIS – “PRACTICING PHOTOGRAPHY BY OTHER MEANS”
The ‘Chromogenesis’ series responds to the question “what visual possibilities exist for obsolete colour photographic material in the absence of light?” This question arose from my MFA research and connects with my personal relationship with photography and my need to find something that I have not seen before. To explore uncharted territory and embrace the unexpected in a collaboration with materials that have traditionally been subjugated to the service of the technical image, treated as nothing more than a substrate.
This series is a subset of the overall Chromogenesis project and is identified as Chromogenesis (PfF) Flow. This work explores the surface interaction where chemistries flow into one another, exploiting the fluid dynamics of chemistry and the material nature of the films surface to form images that emerge from molecular level interaction. These micro formations of colour dye become large layered forms of colour in the printing process, creating layered, alien worlds of edges and boundaries floating in space.
The works below are a highlight of the full body of work, if you would like to see more, please let me know and I can set up a viewing room for you.