Photography is about capturing moments that exist in the shadows of reality. Solarization allows me to dance in those shadows, creating images that are haunting and mesmerizing.” Zoe Wiseman
Hello! I have quite a bit of news, friends. Things are moving fast around here and I carved out some time to stop and write about it. As some of you may know, and some of you may not know, I released my first monograph, Sunkissed 85, with an absolutely amazing forward by the legendary Glen Wexler. It is 20 years of my solarized work with Polaroid Type 85 film. I solarize the negatives on the spot at the moment right after exposure. No photoshop, all analog. Whimsically dancing in shadows and illuminating them to create an industrial metallic feeling in some instances. The technique was perfected by Man Ray and Lee Miller, and I’ve expanded upon that vision with my own imagination. It’s a surreal blast from the past that I love. This is a body of work spanning over 20 years that I have presented inside this book, published by Vedere Press. << This link will zoom you over to purchase a signed copy.
If you would like to purchase through Amazon… mark up pricing on Amazon reflects their shipping charges and percentage Vedere has to pay them. International (outside the USA) shipments should go through me at Sunkissed85.com
I will also be signing copies of my book January 29, 2024 at Book Soup on Sunset BLVD in West Hollywood. I’m absolutely honored to be among some of the legends who do events at this brilliant independent book store. I hope you can come show your support of my art.
And on December 21st I’ll be talking with the former mayor of Augusta, GA on his podcast about my book of nudes. hmm. Should be interesting. I’ll do my best. Link coming soon.