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Lisa McCarty

SPE Member since 2011
Member Chapter: South Central

Developer Drawings

The series Developer Drawings is an experiment to make photographs using only light and the varying developers contained in Polaroid and Impossible Project instant film. Rather than expose the instant film with a camera, I test the parameters of the materials themselves by using the developer encased in the frame of every print to compose an image. As I manipulate the developer under the plastic skin of the print surface, the existing light triggers reactions which change the color and the texture of the developer and film emulsion below it. Every drawing records a new expression of the photographic material and the agency of light, demonstrating that there is already a latent image inside of each instant film print, waiting to be released.

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