A lumen print is a solar photogram - an image created on photographic paper, exposed by the sun. It was one of the first photographic processes developed by Fox Talbot in 19th century England. I began working with the lumen print process in 2008. From the first print I was hooked, captivated by the relationship between the emulsion and the sun, and that the end result is an impression of our world, as is. Since that time I have sought out new ways to create the effect of the print that I want, such as using different paper emulsions or materials (like stars!). What I’ve discovered is that the possibilities are endless, and it gives me great joy to continue to explore all that the world has to offer, from the tiniest bloom to the largest leaf - its all in how you see it.
My first full lumen print series was created by the fallen flowers and leaves along the sidewalks of the Garden District in New Orleans. You can check out the images and read the story of how I came to work with this ever surprising process in my book “Crescent City Illumenations” It is now available as an Ebook on Blurb. com!
The galleries below feature selections from various lumen print series I’ve created over the years. If interested in purchasing a print or commissioning one, or seeing more from the series, please contact me for availability/possibility. Due to the unique nature of these prints - and papers, I only print on expired paper that would otherwise be discarded - not all original prints are available.
For available selections from my Starry Lumen, & Bon Appetit series, you can visit my online gallery at Where Y’art.com.