STILL IN PROCESS
I aim to create and recreate a body of images through the process of analogical photography in order to combat the technological gaze of the present and to stress the sustained significance of methodological processes. Mesmerized by the process of photography itself, I seek to repurpose my own photographic images in order to produce images which embody the processes they represent. Photography is a process. The camera itself employs its own process with the viewer’s selection through the viewfinder, the decisive release of the shutter, the intrinsic recording of the image by light traveling through its dark chamber to reach the surface of film. The analogical process continues when one develops film by hand, selecting an image to print, enlarging the image, emitting the proper amount of timed light to light-sensitive paper, and soaking the print through chemical baths. Though this process is systematic, it leaves room for innovation and invention, leaving space for the image to be manipulated at will.
Over time, my experience with photography and its history has deepened, informing my interest in utilizing my hands, archaic materials, and alternative processes. In this show I desire to illuminate the perpetual analogical importance through a manual process focusing on the literal, the hand-made. In an era where the digital has become increasingly pervasive, these aspects of photography permit the work to be dynamic, to be in flux, to maintain its relevance. I want to continue the exploration of the photographic process and its relation to the world around me. I, and my work, are still in process.
Samantha May Driscoll
Check out Samantha May Driscoll’s (Class of 2014) show in the Campus Center!
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