Return to the Sublime
(Hand-crafted Gum Bichromate prints)
A visual exploration of youth, imagination, dreams, and the endless days of the Italian summer. On a deeper level is a theme of an enduring longing to transcend the everyday havoc of our modern world and reconnect with the natural world.
Gum Bichromate printing is a 19th-century photographic printing process done by layering watercolour pigments that are prepared in a light sensitive emulsion and then applied in multiple layers using single colour split negatives. Gum prints are capable of rendering painterly images from photographic negatives. The process is labour intensive and every individual image created is unique.