Ordinary, modest, abandoned houses and office buildings interest me. They seem to be everywhere, waiting to be appreciated for their muted poetic visual quality. Images were taken with a digital camera. They were output as photocopies and treated in a way that allowed them to be inked up and printed on a press. The process is sometimes referred to as photocopy lithography. This in case, reversals of the images were printed in white ink on metal painted black and other colors.
Being from Savannah, the coastal area is forever imprinted on my interior landscape. The salt marsh and barrier islands seem to exist outside of time. The distant horizon, thick breeze, and sound of shore birds make it is easy to lose yourself there. Images were taken with a pinhole camera and color effects were created digitally.
Exploring the humble, overlooked and forgotten structures of Savannah is best done on a bicycle. Meandering the neighborhood streets and lanes allow one's eye to wander about. Little treasures are everywhere. You find houses that appear to be unchanged for decades. Buildings remembered as a child still stand. So much continues to exist that it forms a reassuring familiarity. Images were taken with a digital camera. All but one were printed using the 19th century non-silver photo process known as gum dichromate. Layers of red, yellow and blue were overprinted to achieve a full color image. They are usually referred to as tricolor prints.
Images are of flowers and plants growing around my house. They were taken with a pinhole camera at close range to abstract their form and shape. Color effects were created digitally.
More information about historic and alternative photographic techniques used can be found at alternativephotography.com