Jessica Kalmar will speak on

"Tangible Methods"

Digital Imagers Meeting

Sunday Sept. 3, 2017 at 1:15, Pitt Scaife Hall, Room 1102


Analog photography is a craft. The process slows me down and demands my attention when using the camera, developing the film, and printing each negative. Whether rules are followed or not, fine cameras used, or plastic toys, rich chemicals mixed or organic materials found in the yard; every step requires precision. Handiwork is also a craft. Another process that slows me down and allows me to think about each stitch, weave, and cut. With a heavy nod to the invention of photography and homesteading ways of the mid to late 19th century, I'm understanding how analog photography can collaborate with handiwork. These elements help navigate the mystery of the image and pull what was once past into the present, thus bringing forth a curiosity about the photograph.