Artists’ reception opens “The Photographer’s Hand” on Oct. 16

Posted in Community News, Visual Art

Oct. 14, 2015

“The Photographer’s Hand” show opens with an artist reception from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 for the two featured artists, David Welton and Les Dunner.

The show will stay up until Nov. 22 at the Bayview Cash Store at the corner of Bayview and Marshfield Roads.

Eschewing modern printing methods, and proclaiming himself “digitally impaired,” Les Dunner’s black and white photographs are all hand-printed in the darkroom. His color photos were processed in a color lab.

All of David Welton’s photographs on display are cyanotypes. They were taken digitally, contact printed on watercolor paper hand-brushed with cyanotype solution, and then exposed to sunlight.

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Photographer David Welton shared the following in his artist statement:

My interest in photography began with my grandmother’s Sunday after-dinner travel slide shows and her gift of a Kodak Starflash camera for my eighth birthday.

Although my career path was medicine, I was inspired by adults in my family to never turn away from the photographic arts, and my life has been enriched.

These photographs were made with modern cameras, contact printed on watercolor paper handbrushed with cyanotype solution, and then exposed to sunlight.

Cyanotype is the oldest light sensitive photographic process, first described in 1842 by Sir John Herschel. These images, therefore, are an amalgamation of antique and modern processes, and demonstrate how we can benefit by learning from the past.

The Bayview Cash Store is located at 5603 Bayview Rd.

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The Castle, cyanotype by David Welton

 

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