9 imagesImages on panel surfaces, wood, board, metal, if it isn't paper it will generally be here.
20 imagesThis gallery contains works on paper that are outside the realm of normal printed photography. Here you will find my works relevant to photo transfer techniques. I have been working to develop and learn these techniques since I was first introduced to the notion of a photo transfer in 2004. At that time photographers achieved the unique look and feel of a photo transfer through medium and large format Polaroid films. About that time it was evident that digital was the way forward for the photography industry and Polaroid was obviously on shaky ground. My professor Dr. John Gallinelli mentioned in class while teaching the Polaroid film technique that it would be great to develop something for digital that could mimic or replace the Polaroid transfer. By chance in the weeks before this I had been researching a few products for a completely different purpose (making artificial realistic looking rocks). In reading about the versatility of one of these products I read that someone had used it to paint over an inkjet print and then peel the paper off the back leaving a semi flexible semi clear film that could be glued to another surface. “I think I know how to do that,” I replied and this was the start of a long process of experimentation, with varying results over many years. In the years since I began trying to mimic the Polaroid transfer I came across other methods with a completely different looks and feel from my original and incorporated what I had learned on my own with what other people were offering up, Notably I have adopted the Gelatin Transfer technique for large applications on boards from Bonny Lhotka, as well as her alcohol gel technique, and much of my Gel Medium Transfer technique is adapted from the artist Hollis Thornton Brown’s process. All of my transfers unless otherwise noted are made with archival quality Epson inks and are on archival quality art materials. The works in this gallery include both experimental works and numbered editioned prints.