As part of my current academic research, I am exploring the boundaries of material process with this emerging body of work.
In the present context of digital imaging technology and the evolving impacted of artificial intelligence and augmented reality, the boundaries of the photographic image are being constantly challenged and extended. How does this impact on and what possibilities does this present for material photographic processes?
Playing with the material nature of colour photographic papers, I am interested in asking the question, when is a photograph no longer a photograph, and if it’s no longer a photograph, what is it?
Referencing the established trope of the landscape in art history expressed through the gestures of darkroom practice and revisiting the scientific roots of the birth of photography, I am exploring this thought through playful exploration. The resulting outcomes evolve through a negotiation between the controlled practice of conventional photography and the intrinsic material properties of the medium.