I have been exposing images directly on color photographic paper since 2010 and I have been doing just that for 8 years now- this rather unconventional photographic method became my medium allowing to extend my photographic expression.
Very much like Fox Talbot with his Light Drawings, early paper negatives (ca 1839), commonly known as Calotypes, I am using today’s photographic materials to expose images onto sheets of color paper creating direct color negatives.
The photographic process invented by Fox Talbot in 1839- was a first negative/ positive process which revolutionized our perception of world, the dissemination of photography, which for the first time it allowed us to see the world captured on the piece of paper.
My process stops on the negative photograph and I don’t make direct positives from my paper negatives. I think the strength in this process is in the directness and immediacy of light being translated on the piece of paper. I don’t manipulate my photographs, neither do I do any post-production or use digital technologies. The very same piece of paper that I cut in the dark, hang inside my camera and expose to the light is the one that ends up being framed and hanged on the wall. By nature each photograph is one and only unique artwork.