Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

Light Sensitive Material

A Juried Show focusing on Analogue Photographic Processes


About the Show

Our first juried show celebrating Launch Pad’s 4th Anniversary!
The goal of this show is to highlight artists working with analogue light sensitive materials (film in all formats, photograms, Van Dycks, cyanotypes, wet plates, Daguerreotypes, direct positives, super 8s, Polaroids, etc) to produce work in an increasingly digital age.

As any one who has ever developed a picture in a dark room (or gotten back an entire roll of accidentally burned out negatives) knows, film and associated analogue processes are essential magic- finicky, delightful, physical. Coaxing out an impossible range of tone a la Ansel Adams or pushing contrast out the window to convey your subject matter can almost be achieved digitally, but the element of time and uncertainty that analogue presents can never be duplicated.

Although the show will only have between 15 and 20 images selected by a jury of 4 local photographers, artists, gallerists and community leaders, all of the work submitted is on a flickr group for you to view and comment on and come to your own conclusions. I encourage you to use this on-line group as a source of inspiration and a resource for meeting your fellow light sensitive material enthusiasts!

SELECTED ARTISTS

Natasha Bacca, Robin Bogert, Jessica Caisse, Michelle Chorwat, Larry Cwik, Mark Fisher,
Cheyenne Glasgow, Tricia Hoffman, Gregory Lancaster, Hunter Lydon, Alyssa Noches, Linda Nussbaum,
Conor Peterson, S. Rockoff, J. Swofford, Anni Tracy, Benjamin Wooten


Click to play a slide show of photos that the jury picked from!
Click the “expand” symbol for full screen (lower right)

Join up to comment & talk with the artists at on Flickr

Our Distinguished JURY


Heidi Kirkpatrick
Mixed-Media Artist/Photographer
www.heidikirkpatrick.com
Laura Russell
Owner/Curator
23 Sandy Gallery
www.23sandy.com
Chris Bennett
Founder/Director
Newspace Center for Photography
www.newspacephoto.org
Jeremy Pelley
Polaroid photographer, Artist/designer
Official Manufacturing Co./ACE hotel
www.acehotel.com

Selected Pieces

click thumbnail for a full-size view.

Michelle Chorwat <b><br>Best in Show<br>Heidi Kirkpatrick</b>
Michelle Chorwat
Best in Show
Heidi Kirkpatrick
Robin Bogert <br><b>Best in Show<br> Jeremy Pelley</b>
Robin Bogert
Best in Show
Jeremy Pelley
Benjamin Wooten <br><b>Best in Show<br> Chris Bennett</b>
Benjamin Wooten
Best in Show
Chris Bennett
Tricia Hoffman<br><b>Best in Show<br>Laura Russell</b>
Tricia Hoffman
Best in Show
Laura Russell
Mark	 Fisher<br><b>Unanimous Selection</b> <font color=red><b>SOLD</b></font>
Mark Fisher
Unanimous Selection SOLD
J. Swofford<b><br>Unanimous Selection</b>
J. Swofford
Unanimous Selection
Hunter Lydon
Hunter Lydon
Conor Peterson
Conor Peterson
Gregory Lancaster
Gregory Lancaster
Larry Cwik
Larry Cwik
Linda Nussbaum
Linda Nussbaum
Cheyenne Glasgow
Cheyenne Glasgow
S. Rockoff
S. Rockoff
Natasha Bacca
Natasha Bacca
Anni Tracy
Anni Tracy
Jessica Caisse
Jessica Caisse
ALYSSA NOCHES
ALYSSA NOCHES