photograff

 

 After learning to do color prints from negatives in general, I did a lot of experiments and then eventually started to enjoy exploring subtractive color mixing on photo paper. That's what I am focused on right now. Therefore I do a lot of multiple exposures between each of them in the darkroom. I use different types of templates, stencils or other things for covering up the to be exposed photo paper. Creating these tools, especially cutting stencils, as well as abstracting shapes, reminded me of doing street art and graffiti, which was a huge passion of mine in my youth. I’ve had thoughts before about possibilities of combining photography and urban art, but never an idea that sparked my motivation to take action in that line of creative work. Finally I found a way of connecting different elements of graffiti with my darkroom work. It's a process full of concentration and preparation, but also of positive accidents and coincidence since I work in total darkness and develop in open trays, not using a machine. It feels good to give up control and to let myself be surprised by what comes out of the dark. 






#abstract experiments 

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