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Altered States

Posted in PHOT 165 by Paul Turounet on September 26, 2008

© Lucas Samaras, from Photo Transformations (SX-70 Polaroid – left), Jerry Burchfield, from series Roadkill (cameraless, direct-contact Lumen print – middle), and Paul Graham, from American Night (exposure reciprocity – right)

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Expanding upon the role and function of color and colored light in photography as a means to describe the colors of objects and details of content, experimentations with various materials and processes can further transform the image not only visually, but also transcend the psychological, emotional and symbolic meaning and context. Alternative processes with color in mind shift perceptions of literal description, creating a visual and emotive state of flux.

Such alternative processes in color include:

  • Cameraless or Enlarger Photograms
  • Multiple-Image Exposure
  • Photo Collage (analog | digital)
  • Polaroid Manipulation and Transfer Processes
  • E-6 | C-41 Cross-Processing
  • Exposure Reciprocity (severe under- or over-exposure)
  • Handcoloring | Painting on Photograph

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Assignment

Make color photographic prints using one of the above and/or combination of alternative processes to reveal your interpretation of experimenting with color as a visual strategy to further transform the image not only visually, but also transcend the psychological, emotional and symbolic meaning and context.

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Requirements

For the critique (see Calendar for Due Date) and evaluation, please complete the following:

Minimum of 4 – finished color photographic prints utilizing a digital, analog and/or combination of alternative processes made in the Grossmont College Analog | Digital Photography Labs.

Turn-in all critique materials in a manila envelope for evaluation and feedback.

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Student Work

davidlewis

© David Lewis, RA-4 photogram with colored glass

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yasminthomas

© Yasmin Thomas, RA-4 collage (sandwiched negatives)

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