All old-school photographers know that black-and-white film typically registers a negative image of the subject of a photograph, which can then be printed as a positive image on paper for final viewing. What looks dark on a negative becomes light on a print. But what happens when an artist decides to play with this paradigm by aiming to make the final image a negative image that looks like a positive image?
Slovakian photographer Tono Stano has been artfully exploring this idea since the 1990s, and the results are wonderful, delightful, surreal, and hard to deconstruct. Lens Culture is pleased to present a dozen of our favorite images from Stano's series titled White Shadow.
This (silent) video offers an inspiring behind-the-scenes look at the artist at work in his studio.
Conducting online keyword searches for famous monuments, Swiss/French artist Corinne Vionnet culled thousands of tourists’ snapshots, and weaved together small sections of the appropriated images to create layered, ethereal structures.
What gets left behind after a masterpiece is created? In a long-running project, Anne Leigniel photographs artists' rags after the artist is done with them. The rags come in all shapes and sizes and from all over the world.