212Gallery Aspen | May 31 to Jul 01 2016
Each color requires its own minute details, using different weights and types of paint, including water-based, alkyd’s, and latex paints. This process is the same for the material the paint is applied to. I drip the paint directly on a material called foam core. I want that crisp white background that picks up the shadow of the dense paint falling down the board. Once poured on the foam core I then photograph it using a high resolution medium format digital back. The goal is to photograph it at that “right” moment when the paint it still very wet, yet not dripping very fast because I tend to work with slower shutter speeds. Each photograph is lit from the top allowing the paint to create a shadow and to allow for the maximum detail at the top of the photograph letting it mix and transition into the black paint.