AMBROTYPE POSITIVE CONTACT PAPER PRINTS

Poured, sensitized, exposed, fixed, varnished, and printed in San Francisco, CA

These silver gelatin contact prints are the last iteration from the Ambrotypes collection. Here I am interested in playing with visual depth by using the handblown glass vessel as the negative and exposing directly though it onto the velvety matte sensitized paper.  The three-dimensional quality of when the glass and the ambrotype negative exposure merge is illuminated by these non-traditionally exposed silver prints. The blacks in the negative are brightened by the contact of the glass in certain areas through the exposures of the landscape.