Saturday was my daughter Margaret's senior thesis exhibition. She is graduating, with a BFA, from Alfred University this spring.
She has studied alternative photography - with an emphasis on historic processes. She tells me that she knows how to make almost thirty types of archaic, nearly forgotten, kinds of photographs. I am impressed and happy to have a mad scientist / artist / historian for my kid.
These are toned Cyanotypes. They are solar exposed and made with giant paper negatives. It's kind of cool, she starts with a digital image and then kicks it all the way back to one of the first photographic discoveries to make her images.
As you can see, these are some big photographs. Huge, painterly photographs.
Hey, that's me there in the middle, next to the gallons of milk.
Get it? Mother's milk.