A Holistic Approach to Crafting Your Vision
- Overview: The resurgence and it’s affect on contemporary fine art photography now.
- Crafters Confessions: Process begets passion, and vice versa, in the artist’s words.
- The Printmakers Choice: The personal gratification of getting your hands dirty.
- Conclusion: Deliberation
“The Wet Plate Collodion Process: Photographic Art or Just a Photographic Process?”
Quinn will talk about contemporary uses in the wet plate collodion process and describe how he’s used the process for his work. He will address the issues surrounding concept versus craft as well as talk about giving meaning to materials and other concepts related to the process. Today, some people are asking why would one choose to work in this process (or any 19th century process)? Quinn will address these contemporary “problems” from a conceptual point of view.
"Photo Encaustic - Where Photography Meets Hot Beeswax, Pigments, Texture and Playfulness."
Clare O'Neill will present and demonstrate how she transforms her photographs using pigments and wax, with an emphasis on her process of printing on non-traditional paper (tissue paper) and embedding the image into the wax.
Erin will speak about her "Seeking Terra Firma" project that lives in multiple processes, which are each quite different from one another. She began printing the portfolio in Platinum/Palladium and Ziatype but ended up shifting the entire body of work to a digital print process on kozo paper that has been infused with beeswax by hand after printing, as she sought to push the concept of the images further through the end printing and production process. This is indicative of several of her bodies of work which start out in one process and end up in another.