This is a work of cathartic self expression that places me back in the darkroom where I was trained and also propels me forward with the ideas and intentions of viewing photography as a more 3D and sculptural process.
My alterations to the paper are a violent and rebellious act. This method of mark making for abstract imagery reduces the preciousness of the photographic print.
Working with black and white silver gelatin paper and no negatives in the traditional darkroom allows me to create abstract images with a focus purely on light and line. The darkroom allows for a more “hands on” approach in creating these prints and images.
© Lauren Lohman