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Chris McCaw, SUNBURNED GSP389
Chris McCaw. Sunburned GSP #389 (Puget Sound, WA/Full day), 2009.

Unique gelatin silver paper negative.

“… In this process the sun burns its path onto the light sensitive negative. After hours of exposure, the sky, as a result of the extremely intense light exposure, reacts in an effect called solarization- a natural reversal of tonality through over exposure. The resulting negative literally has a burnt hole in it with the landscape in complete reversal. The subject of the photograph (the sun) has transcended the idea that a photograph is simple a representation of reality, and has physically come through the lens and put it’s hand onto the final piece. This is a process of creation and destruction, all happening within the the camera. …” CM.

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