Lumen prints were one of the first camera-less photographic processes dating back to 1830’s and William Henry Fox Talbot. He referred to them as photogenic drawings. Foliage was placed on sensitized paper and exposed to sunlight, then washed and fixed. The process is the same today, only I use outdated photographic paper. Before it is fixed and washed, I scan the print, and add some adjustments to achieve the image I desire. It’s printed in my studio on a inkjet printer with archival inks. The material of flowers, seeds and grasses are from summer gardens and hikes in the area. Lumens have an ethereal quality of beauty, vulnerability and passage of time that summons my heart to open.


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