ORIGINAL COPIESTHE HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPH IN THE  AGE OF DIGITAL RE/PRODUCTION
A BRIEF HISTORY
A BRIEF HISTORYPhotography could havebeen invented in Europeas early as the 1700s
A BRIEF HISTORYPhotography could havebeen invented in Europeas early as the 1700s  The Camera Obscura  was discovered in  ...
A BRIEF HISTORYPhotography could havebeen invented in Europeas early as the 1700s  The Camera Obscura  was discovered in  ...
ENGLAND V. FRANCE
ENGLAND V. FRANCEPhotography isdiscovered twiceindependently byWilliam Henry FoxTalbot & Niépce andLouis Daguerre in theea...
ENGLAND V. FRANCEPhotography isdiscovered twiceindependently byWilliam Henry FoxTalbot & Niépce andLouis Daguerre in theea...
“They say it was the painters who      gave us photography.I say: No. It was the Chemists”                          -Barthes
EGGS, SALT AND FLOWER PETALS
EGGS, SALT AND FLOWER PETALSPhotography exits in astate of flux for decadeswith muchexperimentation
EGGS, SALT AND FLOWER PETALSPhotography exits in astate of flux for decadeswith muchexperimentationDozens of methods areinv...
ATLANTIC WAREHOUSE: CYANOTYPE AND VAN DYKE BROWN
PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIES
PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIESFilm based on the silvergelatin is introduced in1884 by Kodak, the boxcamera soon follows
PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIESFilm based on the silvergelatin is introduced in1884 by Kodak, the boxcamera soon followsBy the end ...
PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIESFilm based on the silvergelatin is introduced in1884 by Kodak, the boxcamera soon followsBy the end ...
“ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSES
“ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSESRe-emergence datehard to quantify — safeto say mid-to-late-1980s
“ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSESRe-emergence datehard to quantify — safeto say mid-to-late-1980sHelped into thevocabulary by the Mi...
“ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSESRe-emergence datehard to quantify — safeto say mid-to-late-1980sHelped into thevocabulary by the Mi...
NOTABLE FEATURES
NOTABLE FEATURESImperfections
NOTABLE FEATURESImperfectionsObvious markers of ahand wrought process
NOTABLE FEATURESImperfectionsObvious markers of ahand wrought processPainterly vs.Photographicconventions
THE AURA OF THE ORIGINAL
THE AURA OF THE ORIGINALPhotography struggles(perhaps unnecessarily)with its own validity
THE AURA OF THE ORIGINALPhotography struggles(perhaps unnecessarily)with its own validityThe double-layeredstigma of the c...
THE AURA OF THE ORIGINALPhotography struggles(perhaps unnecessarily)with its own validityThe double-layeredstigma of the c...
THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCIDENT
THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCIDENT
EACH REPRODUCTION IS AN ORIGINAL WORK
MORE EXAMPLES
POLAROID TRANSFER & MANIPULATION
SX-70 MANIPULATION
INK JET TRANSFER
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original copies: the handmade photograph in the age of digital re/production

  1. 1. ORIGINAL COPIESTHE HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPH IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL RE/PRODUCTION
  2. 2. A BRIEF HISTORY
  3. 3. A BRIEF HISTORYPhotography could havebeen invented in Europeas early as the 1700s
  4. 4. A BRIEF HISTORYPhotography could havebeen invented in Europeas early as the 1700s The Camera Obscura was discovered in ancient times
  5. 5. A BRIEF HISTORYPhotography could havebeen invented in Europeas early as the 1700s The Camera Obscura was discovered in ancient times J.H. Schulze discovers the light sensitive properties in a solution of chalk, silver and nitric acid
  6. 6. ENGLAND V. FRANCE
  7. 7. ENGLAND V. FRANCEPhotography isdiscovered twiceindependently byWilliam Henry FoxTalbot & Niépce andLouis Daguerre in theearly 1800s
  8. 8. ENGLAND V. FRANCEPhotography isdiscovered twiceindependently byWilliam Henry FoxTalbot & Niépce andLouis Daguerre in theearly 1800sTalbot’s Calotype is themore accurate ancestorof film photography, asit produced a negativethat lent itself to
  9. 9. “They say it was the painters who gave us photography.I say: No. It was the Chemists” -Barthes
  10. 10. EGGS, SALT AND FLOWER PETALS
  11. 11. EGGS, SALT AND FLOWER PETALSPhotography exits in astate of flux for decadeswith muchexperimentation
  12. 12. EGGS, SALT AND FLOWER PETALSPhotography exits in astate of flux for decadeswith muchexperimentationDozens of methods areinvented, using manydiverse materials suchas albumen (eggwhites) and solutionsmade of crushed flowerpetals
  13. 13. ATLANTIC WAREHOUSE: CYANOTYPE AND VAN DYKE BROWN
  14. 14. PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIES
  15. 15. PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIESFilm based on the silvergelatin is introduced in1884 by Kodak, the boxcamera soon follows
  16. 16. PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIESFilm based on the silvergelatin is introduced in1884 by Kodak, the boxcamera soon followsBy the end of World WarI silver gelatin hadalmost completelyreplaced all otherprocesses
  17. 17. PHOTOGRAPHY SOLIDIFIESFilm based on the silvergelatin is introduced in1884 by Kodak, the boxcamera soon followsBy the end of World WarI silver gelatin hadalmost completelyreplaced all otherprocessesFor most applicationsthe process offers the
  18. 18. “ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSES
  19. 19. “ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSESRe-emergence datehard to quantify — safeto say mid-to-late-1980s
  20. 20. “ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSESRe-emergence datehard to quantify — safeto say mid-to-late-1980sHelped into thevocabulary by the Mike& Doug Starn
  21. 21. “ALTERNATIVE” PROCESSESRe-emergence datehard to quantify — safeto say mid-to-late-1980sHelped into thevocabulary by the Mike& Doug StarnThe moniker“alternative” may be areflection of the times— coincides
  22. 22. NOTABLE FEATURES
  23. 23. NOTABLE FEATURESImperfections
  24. 24. NOTABLE FEATURESImperfectionsObvious markers of ahand wrought process
  25. 25. NOTABLE FEATURESImperfectionsObvious markers of ahand wrought processPainterly vs.Photographicconventions
  26. 26. THE AURA OF THE ORIGINAL
  27. 27. THE AURA OF THE ORIGINALPhotography struggles(perhaps unnecessarily)with its own validity
  28. 28. THE AURA OF THE ORIGINALPhotography struggles(perhaps unnecessarily)with its own validityThe double-layeredstigma of the copy is amajor factors
  29. 29. THE AURA OF THE ORIGINALPhotography struggles(perhaps unnecessarily)with its own validityThe double-layeredstigma of the copy is amajor factorsSuspicion of art byapparatus is another
  30. 30. THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCIDENT
  31. 31. THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCIDENT
  32. 32. EACH REPRODUCTION IS AN ORIGINAL WORK
  33. 33. MORE EXAMPLES
  34. 34. POLAROID TRANSFER & MANIPULATION
  35. 35. SX-70 MANIPULATION
  36. 36. INK JET TRANSFER

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