🌲Got some expired slide film and figured my Colorado road trip was the perfect time to try it out. Have a lot more misses than hits, but these are two that I was really happy with! Have about 5 more rolls that I can't wait to shoot! In love with the over the top contrast, saturation, and grain!
#velvia50 on #leicam4 shot in #colorado developed by @thefindlab
All photography stops time, but a Burkett print arrests time to hint at eternity. Plato said time was “a moving image of eternity.” Gazing at a Burkett print, one feels that one can almost see through it into the numinous dimension shimmering just beyond the two dimensional surface.
Up close and personal with Christopher Burkett’s magnificent 30x40 inch Cibachrome, “Blue Melange,” which the artist handmade in his darkroom from the 8x10 inch Fuji Velvia 50 transparency taken with a Calumet C-1 (unfiltered lens). By using a single contrast mask for black, he was able to give a three-dimensional, “lifelike” quality to the print. The goal of Burkett’s work has always been to capture extraordinary moments of light, and come as close as humanly possible to literally recreating what it was like to see and experience these situations in real life. After 40 years of experimenting with various photographic processes, he felt the combination of Fuji Velvia 50 (and Provia 100F) with Cibachrome produced the most realistic image in regards to depth, luminosity and color range. Unfortunately, Cibachrome/Ilfochrome Classic was discontinued in 2011 and the artist is nearing the end of his supply. In turn, he has announced a price increase on select images starting February 1, 2018 (one of which is “Blue Melange”), and will be closing the editions as soon as his materials are exhausted. Please contact us (link in bio) for more information, and we hope you can join us for Christopher Burkett’s reception at the gallery on Saturday, November 25th, from 3-5pm.