The Fixed Shadow

There are two sides to every story. One that we reveal to the world and another that we keep hidden. A duality governed by light and darkness.

Jung wrote in 1963, (cited in Diamond, p. 96), “The shadow, that hidden, repressed, for the most part inferior and guilt-laden personality whose ultimate ramifications reach back into the realm of our animal ancestors and so comprise the whole historical aspect of the unconscious.’’

In photography, printmaking is the mirrored image inscribed on a surface by only its shadows – the impression left on a material by another material.

My artistic exploration in this body of work will take off from alternative photographic techniques, creating images in sunlight, using shadows and chemical treatment in the darkroom to “write” the images onto the photographic paper then reworked alongside with digital techniques. The result will be the imaginative reexamination of the art of analog photography, the new world of digital imagery, and the hybrid creations of both systems as they come together. 

These are chemigrams made under the moonlight.

More to come as I finish my residency at The Ottawa School of Art.