Lumen printing is an early photographic process developed in the 19th century. Using sunlight as developer and (mostly) organic objects as subjects, a lumen print creates a true impression of our world. I have worked with the process since 2008, inspired by the boxes of unused and expired photographic paper hiding in my cabinets. Lumen printing became not just a way for me to recycle this otherwise discarded paper (again, 2 boxes of it!), it also allowed me to see the world with fresh honest eyes. I began walking through my neighborhood and picking up dead flowers, fallen leaves and giving them new life. It became a way to honor the world around us... from the grandest to bloom to the tiniest termite. In the nearly 10 years of working with this process, I have experimented with different papers, subjects and methods. Below are samples from a few of my lumen print series. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or workshop and purchase inquiries.
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