Ever wanted to break the rules and explore the borders between processes? If so, this exciting two-day workshop offers the opportunity to explore a variety of unconventional photographic processes using both digital and darkroom techniques. Participants will begin by learning a pigment print transfer process called the acrylic lift, which is an elegant way for artists to showcase their photography on a variety of substrates including wood, metal, glass, etc. Moving forward, darkroom lovers will explore abrasion bleaching, toning, and other manipulations for silver gelatin prints. To round out the experience, we’ll introduce a variety of other unique processes through lectures, slideshows and print samples. Prerequisite: None
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Blue Mitchell, an independent publisher, curator, and photographer, will discuss the photographic imagery he creates through unconventional means during a public appearance at Amarillo College.
Mitchell, who incorporates inkjet transfers and burned negatives into the photographic process, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Oak Room of the College Union Building on the Washington Street Campus.
His appearance is free and open to the public.
Meanwhile, Mitchell’s work will be on display at AC from April 9 to May 5 in the Southern Light Gallery on the first floor of Lynn Library, directly south of the College Union Building. He has dubbed his exhibit “Evanescent Energy.”
Mitchell is a graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft and has curated and juried several photography exhibitions, created an online photography gallery (platestopixels.com), and launched a fine art photography annual called “Diffusion: Unconventional Photography.”
About his latest exhibition, “Evanescent Energy,” Mitchell says: “The energy that emanates from our natural surroundings pierces through my exterior senses and into my core being. This intense fervor cannot be cast on film alone, but with the use of fire I’ve found a way to recreate the almost metaphysical underpinning of nature, myself and the invisible effervescence around us.”
For more information about Mitchell’s exhibition or appearance at AC, contact Rene West, AC instructor of photography, at 806-345-5654.