The artifacts series explores making images with photographic means. These images are the aleatory results of cameraless techniques in which I treat large-format, silver based, light-sensitive black and white sheet films burned with latent images, with unconventional methods and materials, new and expired chemistry, and light. A consequence of my techniques renders impermanent positives (or negatives), that I capture through digital scanning that I then output as prints at 10 times the size.
Through this work that is labor intensive, these images operate in contradiction to the instantaneity of current photography and are an inquiry into the possibilities of photography in the contemporary moment bloated with commodified, ubiquitous, circulating images. The artifacts are my ruminations on politics, social construction, climate change, chaos, power… and ultimately are intended to offer a place for contemplative wild imaginings and slow looking.