More Error

January 15, 2011

More attention to the surface of the image vs. the subject matter.  A lot of this has come out of the interviews I did this week at i heart photograph, where a lot of my interview subjects manipulated some aspect of the image, whether it’s pre-printing or post-printing or attending to the mounting and surface behind the surface of the image.  So go read those interviews not because I’m so great but because the artists are all interesting and smart and great.

So I got more ink for my own printer and decided to take a page from Eric William Carroll and manipulate the surface of a printed image.  Instead of bleaching and altering the chemistry of c-prints, though, I printed out some found images of oceans and “painted” them with water using a kids’ plastic bristle paintbrush until both image and surface were wet/ruined, after which things were re-scanned and adjusted because a bleached unique c-print is one thing but nobody’s going to shell out for a wet piece of 8.5×11″ printer paper.  Some examples below.


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