John Chiara creates his own cameras and chemical processes in order to make unique photographs using the direct exposure of light onto reversal film and paper. Chiara describes his process: “When I’m out shooting, I directly expose the paper, dodge, burn, and filter the light as if I were working in the darkroom.” This compression of the traditional photographic processes into one event, involving the hauling around of huge, handmade cameras and film backs, results in images that are intuitive and performative―and visually stunning.
By Virgina Heckert (Author), John Chiara
Hardcover: 164 pages
Publisher: Aperture, November 2017
Size: 11.2" x 13.2"
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