Light Sensitive Material
A Juried Show focusing on Analogue Photographic ProcessesDecember 4th, 2009 - January 2nd, 2010
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!
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
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Join up to comment & talk with the artists at on Flickr
Our Distinguished JURY