Couple of my recent art show submissions...

Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by Efergoh, May 18, 2008.

  1. Efergoh

    Efergoh TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I took Best of Alternative Procecss at the Student Art Show at my school this year with this image...

    "Pause"
    [​IMG]
    Single weight grade 4 paper developed in exhausted lith developer, bleached via mordancage, redeveloped in Sepia part B, then had the emulsion selectively removed.

    These two are here in Battle Creek at the Battle Creek Art Center and were entered in their annual photography competition:

    Beth
    [​IMG]
    I'll take the process for this one to my grave. I discovered it quite by accident.

    Checkmate (won a prize for this, but don't know what yet)
    [​IMG]
    Straight print in D76 on grade 4 single weight paper, bleached, and partially redeveloped in lith developer (accounts for the red tones)


    This one is in Muskegon for the 80 Regional Art Exhibit:

    Modest
    [​IMG]
    Was actually a digital photograph. Converted to B&W in photoshop then inverted to a negative and printed on transparency (overhead projector material) in an inkjet printer. The transparency was then contact printed in the darkroom and developed in exhausted lith developer.

    I have a second one at the Muskegon show, but it is a digital image.

    This one is going to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for the West Michigan Art Show...
    This is my attempt to emulate Jerry Ulesman (sp?) This one is printed from two different negatives on a single sheet of paper. Yes, I could have done it in photoshop in about 20 minutes, but I took the road less traveled and spent roughly 16 hours and about $30 of photo paper to get this one right.
    The scan of the print doesn't do this one (or any of them justice)
    [​IMG]
     
  2. christopher walrath

    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    In a darkroom far, far away...
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Great vision. I would never be comfortable working with nudes. Personal hang up I guess. Very well done and congrats.
     
  3. Efergoh

    Efergoh TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks, I took an alternative process class last semester, so I had a lot of time and toys to play with different methods...
     
  4. fstop23

    fstop23 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Fl
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Beautiful work! I need to take an alt photo class. So much I want to learn!
     
  5. kellylindseyphotography

    kellylindseyphotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Haverhill, Ma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    These are fabulous. I don't know what else to say besides that. Great job, man.
     
  6. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,337
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    These are wonderful! I'm so happy to see you posting some work again; your stuff has always been a cut above. :thumbup: These are no exception.

    awww...really? :( Think what an unhappy state art would be in if we all felt so proprietary. Oh well. It's certainly a beautiful piece.

    Congrats on your wins - you've worked hard and they are all gorgeous.
     
  7. Efergoh

    Efergoh TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well, probably not to my grave, but I'm definitely going to keep it under my hat for a while.
    Truth be told, it is a difficult process to reproduce...well, not the process, but the effect.

    Trouble is; that locally anyway, I've had certain methods I've used copied, and what was once unique and fresh is now cliche and overdone.
     
  8. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nice stuff, man! I haven't seen you around for a while. Good to have you back.
     
  9. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    25,337
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Location:
    In the mental ward of this forum
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I can appreciate that. Happens to everything, I fear. ;) Regardless, congrats again on work well done.
     
  10. Senor Hound

    Senor Hound TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    La la land...
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    There's nothing wrong with a secret, as long as you share the final product :)

    Your images are stunning. I love the distressed look, it really is my favorite style. I can understand what some people said about nude photography, but you do such an amazing job of it. Its never sexual, it's purely artistic, and that's very difficult to achieve...
     
  11. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    10,417
    Likes Received:
    9
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    These are amazing. 'Beth', is especially striking to me.
     
  12. toyarmy

    toyarmy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    nc, soon ky
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    yeah, "beth" steals my heart (in the photographic sense)
     

Share This Page