This project stems directly from ideation and experimentation processes relating to an independent study project in photography. The rough concept, as it lies now, is about taking photography literally—that is, drawing with light; however, this is meant to be markedly different from the recent popularity of "light painting," which is photography featuring things that are intentionally "painted" into the photograph via a long exposure and light-emitting devices that leave a light trail.
My interests that led to the concept are focused on light as a phenomenon—without which there could be no photography—and how light is introduced to and recorded by the camera, represented visually in the film and resulting negative, and then reincarnated onto photographic paper via the secondary light source of the enlarger. Thus, the original and recorded source of light needs the collaboration of the secondary and projecting light to be brought back to life in print form.
This project, then, consists of experiments in recording and representing light; that is, I'm using my digital cameras to investigate methods that I will then use with analogue processes with the end result being a set of ten archival black and white prints on fiber-based paper. Below is a sampling of directions I am moving in with this study . . .