PHOTO FALL SHORT SESSION
SEPTEMBER 24 – 29, 2023 (four studio days)
The Handmade Negative
This short session will introduce two methods for making photographic negatives, both of which predate the advent of film: the calotype paper negative and the wet-plate collodion glass negative. Working with raw chemistry and simple materials, students will make photographic negatives suitable for printing with almost any process. While we work, we’ll discuss the history and syntax of each process: how the method for making the negative affects the images created with it. Bring your own props and costumes if you wish, or venture out into the beautiful North Carolina landscape. Cameras will be available in the studio. All levels.
Studio artist, visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute (NYC), frequent Penland instructor since 1994; exhibitions: Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago), Daniel Cooney Gallery (NYC), Wilson Museum (VA), Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (SC); recent projects include a handmade artist book project in collaboration with Nathan Carter, published by Threestart Books (Paris).
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.