Looking at participants from Photolucida…
Rachel Wolf hails from Anchorage AK, earned her B.A. in Photography Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and now lives in Portland, OR. She has worked with a number of influential artists including Harriet Casdin Silver, a pioneer of holographic art, and Annie Leibovitz. Her unique life history allows for a unique approach to her image making. The work I am featuring is from the project, The 99th Fable, “a larger than life photograpm novella”. I thought it would be important to show process images which certainly enrich the end result. Visit her website to see more, and to see the array of approaches to creating photographic images.
The 99th Fable: There is a feeling of magic, and perhaps a bit of soul within a finished photogram for me. Encompassing the essence of the subject within the variables unique to this application always brings forth in me a wondrous rush. Always an experiment with various shades of multiple lights, their angles and distances between the subject and the substrate… the textures formed from various paper stocks and transparencies….. the natural dances that liquids have with gravity and air when in the process of development……….. Original tale written by David Nielson.