July 23, 2012

jessica eaton: cubes for albers and lewitt (and more)

canadian photographer jessica eaton uses her camera to create color invisible to the naked eye. she gives bright hues to gray forms in her series 'cubes for albers and lewitt', and that work was recently awarded the photography prize at the 2012 hyères international festival of fashion and photography.

eaton uses simple rectangular gels and multiple exposures to make these images, which are shot on 10x8 film. "I started working with the tri-colour process in 2004 or so, having found it in an old kodak photography manual". she applies filters in three colors to her camera and takes multiple exposures, a process that turns gray forms into the vibrant ones seen here. “the color itself is mixed inside the camera,” she says.

'I was often frustrated by the extreme primaries and secondaries the process achieved in more simple practice, while knowing intellectually that the additive colour theory it employs was capable of producing all of the recordable tones when in registration. I was interested in the process and wanted to find a way to have more control over it...it is like no matter what I do, at least I did something that says that analogue photography can be something else - that it doesn't have to be intrinsically bound to the visible world. it is full of possibility."

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bjp-online.com / article here (recommended)

thanks to mitch paster for the recommendation!


Anonymous said...

fascinating to see how those gray cubes
becomes colorful abstract art

really great work

ANDY'S BLOG said...

These are really wonderful images full of simple complexity.