Photography

by Caitlin Crowley

Edge


"The pen is mightier than the sword," — Edward Bulwer-Lytton

I re-examine the surrounding world with my photography: taking a second, closer look, to realize the texture of plant life or see previously unnoticed details for the first time, or the change in perception a strange angle creates. This leads me to photographing small objects in extreme macro, things old and forgotten, and the natural world. 

I chose to work in medium format film to achieve a very shallow depth of field. This allows me to print large with high detail. The use of bellows and macro tubes enhances the macro images and creates an even shallower depth of field. I process and shoot with standard roll film, polaroid film, and bulk film I re-spool myself. The technical aspects achievable through medium format film is why I chose it initially, the analog process behind it is what made me continue. 

My film never leaves my hands. Whether it is roll film I shot, developed, and printed in the darkroom; or polaroid film that was shot and manipulated to create a transfer, emulsion lift, or recovered negative. I have total control, which comes with the knowledge of where every modification came from. The digital revolution has automated time consuming tasks, aided problem solving by readily providing useful information, gives instant feedback, and makes things more cost efficient. But the ease of use can make it easy to work without thinking. Working in an analog process forces consideration and builds a vested interest in each image. Each image can represent hours or days of work, each has a story of the journey the film and I took. 

Caitlin Crowley is a film and darkroom photographer based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her work has recently been published in F-Stop Magazine. In addition to photography, Caitlin enjoys painting, running, roller derby and cooking new foods.

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Spirits

by Jeff Boyes

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Scales Film Project: Something Similar to Minor Triads in F

 

Our second Scale film, from Adam1 Leibowitz

Scales Film Project

Mission:

To present a coordinated study of the inspiration of limitations, the relationship between sound and image, and the process of interpretation. To encourage experimentation with the audio/visual medium through a guided challenge, and the chance to share the results of ones work.

rules:

1. Each film must be set to the progress of a musical scale
2. Each film must be between 8 seconds and 8 minutes long
3. Each change of note must coincide with a significant change in the film

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4-Painting Series

by Daniella Michaels

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Scales Film Project: Gminor

The first in an ongoing film project.

Scales Film Project

Mission: 

To present a coordinated study of the inspiration of limitations, the relationship between sound and image, and the process of interpretation. To encourage experimentation with the audio/visual medium through a guided challenge, and the chance to share the results of ones work. 

Rules:

1. Each film must be set to the progress of a musical scale
2. Each film must be between 8 seconds and 8 minutes long
3. Each change of note must coincide with a significant change in the film 

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