One of the biggest challenges I face with my work is in capturing light-cuttings as I envision them to be presented.  The actual cutting isn’t meant to be seen.  One of the compromises I’ve had to make in collaborating with professional photographers is that they don’t like photographing shadows.  Although they’ve opened my eyes to the beauty of the objects casting the shadows, it’s shadows I’m after.  Getting my way without compromise or conversation is the reason I took up photography this year.  Now, even if directing professionals I’ll know they’re language and be less likely to cower at their wisdom.  I’ve been experimenting with artificial light to create shadows.  The process is intriguing and I’m exploring being open-minded yet rigid about the outcome.

Light Cutting 2005.  Scanned Fuji Portra Negative 2016.

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