General Entry - Emerging Talent Awards
These are images of industrial age and earlier tools, imbued with the personalities, and maybe even thought processes of their makers. I'm interested in the workings of the mind that would have crafted these implements; a visual and task based approach far removed from the algorithmic constructs of the information age. My process involves both ends of the photographic technological spectrum. Starting with a large format camera and out of production instant negative film, I then scan the resulting negative and output an archival pigment print, bridging the gap between analog and digital in a fairly seamless manner. It is a wink and a nod to the disconnect both my and my parents generation have faced in the leap from an industrial and service based mindset into the present era.