Indirect Results are photographs exposed on silver-gelatin sensitized paper and left to the elements. They are left in sinks, gutters, and chemical waste repositories. The images develop themselves through an interaction between light and organic chemistry. As organic material flows over these sheets of paper, they document the progression of time and the subsequent pattern of these chemical flows. Indirectly, they function as a photographic record of chemical development - the most basic and crucial process in traditional photography.
Independent of any kind of camera, these images serve to be a fundamental reworking of how a photographic image is to be visualized and conceptualized. They deny the viewer the ability to see a finished, "intended" image, and instead render a visual depiction of a physical process.
Photographs exposed on Silver Gelatin Fiber Paper, 8x10" each
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