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Gianni’s CYANOTYPES, SALT PRINTS, Coffee/Tea Toned, Light Experiment, Weaving, Liquid Light click on image and you can see entire gallery
Gianni’s Artist Statement
I enrolled to the alternative class because I wanted to explore and experiment new techniques, techniques that challenge me to develop my creativity and my skills as a photographer. I was looking for different ideas that allow me evolve my photographs.
Image toning was one of the processes that I tried and enjoyed to do it, I see myself in the future using this process with my photography. I like the way the photograph looks; it gives them a mood like a photo from 30’s. Another process I enjoyed was salt prints; I like how this technique recreated a dramatic sense and mysterious vision on the photographs. One of the processes that Jerry Uelsman has been doing for his whole life is a composites photo and it’s one of the processes I would start working on it. This technique allows me to feel free and also to create images that people aren’t accustomed to see it, surreal images something out of this monotonous world. The weaved process is like a therapy it make you feel relax but it also takes a lot of time and time for a photographer is crucial. Cyanotypes toning with coffee, black tea, and green tea was interesting and catch my attention, this yellowish color that offer this technique was unique.
I really enjoyed be part of this class, it was an amazing experience and definitely affects my vision as a photographer also this class evolves my skills and creates a new artistic perspective and opinion, but I believe this alternative class should run just on the long session because the fact we have to use different chemicals and a few of those ones are toxic we don’t have the desire accessibility to use the darkroom.