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CHARLES SLATE

Medium: Fiber Arts , Mixed Media , Photography & Video , Open Studios , Visual Arts

Contact Information

(864) 414-2147

[email protected]

www.cwslatephotography.com

Artist Statement

The main focus of my work is traditional black and white medium format film photography, processed and printed in my studio dark room. I believe that the process that takes place in the darkroom with the chemicals is part of the “art” of creating my work.

Along with my traditional black and white film photography, I have chosen several alternative photography processes to study, limiting myself so I can become efficient and well versed in them. The processes are:

• Bromoil Images:
o This is a very old technique of bleaching out the original image on the print and then re-inking it back on, which gives the image an historic feel to it. This is a very time consuming process, which creates one of a kind prints, a blend of photography and printing techniques.

• Polaroid Negatives:
o This technique creates prints from (black and white) Polaroid film negatives. This process also gives the positive print an age-old appearanceto it.

• Photographic Encaustics:
o This process involves mounting photographic images onto a medium (usually a wood block) and then painting the image with either clear wax or wax in varying colors.

• Cyanotype:
o This process involves coating paper, cloth (or any surface allowing printing on) and then exposing either a digital negative or a photogram to produce the image. I use the sun as my light source for this process.

Directions

From N Main St, turn left onto Stone Ave, proceed 1 block and turn right onto Townes St, proceed 2 blocks and turn right onto Croft St, the studio is in the first block, across from Croft Park (on the right).