artifacts and photo objects studio - Richelle Forsey

I am currently exploring new possibilities in photographic image-making through the use of both analogue and digital processes. I first employ cameraless techniques in which I assault 4×5 light-sensitive, sheet film with unconventional chemicals, materials and light, in order to generate richly detailed and textural abstract images. These aleatory techniques produce impermanent, non-archival negatives that I then preserve through high-resolution digital scanning. Some of these digital scans I then print onto large-scale transparency film, that is then further enhanced with mirror paint, and is finally layered, bent, folded, hung, curled, twisted, taped and glued to make them sculptural. This is my current studio where my investigations into materials and chance operations occurs.