Starfish, by Christine Caldwell

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Starfish, by Christine Caldwell

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This photograph is framed. Dimensions: 16in x 16in

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CHRISTINE CALDWELL:


Christine M. Caldwell was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. She relocated to California to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since graduating in 1995 with a BFA in Photography, she has worked continuously as a darkroom technician mastering the intricacies of both Color and B/W darkroom printing. As a successful commercial photographer since 1995, she has combined her photographic talents with her lab expertise to effectively deliver images to a wide range of Publications and Ad Agencies.  After a lengthy tenure as lab manager at Translight Photography Center, Christine assumed a position at her alma mater, Art Center College of Design.  

Additionally, Christine has a Fine Art endeavor called 'Illuminated Negatives'.  She has developed a unique ‘spin’ on the Photogram process where she creates vibrant and colorful work in the darkroom without the use of camera, film or computer manipulation. Her images have been exhibited at Galleries throughout the United States.  Illuminated Negatives has been awarded second place at the '2010 Juried Show' at Topanga Canyon Gallery and was chosen for the'Images of the Year 2008' issue by American Photo Magazine.  Illuminated Negatives was enthusiastically reviewed by the LA Times in August 2008.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT: 

My work illuminates the natural world and enables the viewer to become a tourist in a surreal display of natural specimens collected from throughout the Los Angeles area.   By affording the viewer an opportunity to experience a symbiotic connection to nature's smaller creations, I am hoping a greater appreciation for their intricate beauty is attained.  My lifelong passion for photography and nature, as well as my darkroom expertise, have merged together to create this body of work called Illuminated Negatives which are color photograms created without the use of film, camera, or computer. Original Illuminated Negatives are limited edition prints consisting of leaves, flowers, insects or oceanic specimens. The resulting large scale prints created by my photogram process allows the viewer to experience heretofore unseen hidden wonders of the specimens.  Color photograms are unique ‘X-ray type’ and shadow-like photographs created in the darkroom by placing objects between light-sensitive color paper and a light source [color enlarger].