Your overused Hipstamatic app doesnt have anything on Diana H. Bloomfield. Sure, that picture of your dog may look hella vintage with a blue tint and extra grain, but imagine the possibilities of altering that photo with your own hands.
Bloomfield has a passion for the printing process and has become a virtuoso in pinhole photography and printing using gum bichromate, platinum-palladium, and cyanotype processing. One of her most popular pieces titled Central Park is an eerie and dream-like image of a couple walking through Central Park in sepia tones.
Bloomfields techniques are unique because of her knowledge of a wide variety of historical processes, artists, materials, and contemporary tools, says Michelle Craven co-owner of Tilt Gallery. It is the combination of these tools that give her images their unique color and texture.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Fri., Sept. 2, 6-10 p.m., 2011