Altered Negative Print

Artist Statement:

The subject of this photograph is a film photograph of my friend Julia that I took during photo 1 that I used a exacto knife to carve into it. The materials I used were my film negative, an exacto knife, and the darkroom materials/chemicals. To create this photograph I first chose a negative that I took in photo 1 and I used an exacto knife to carve in lines and designs into it. I then used the negative to create the print in the darkroom. I chose to create this photograph because I liked this photograph a lot from photo 1 and I wanted to experiment with drawing over the image. The elements of art that I used were line and value. The principles of design that I used were contrast and rhythm/ movement. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was formal balance. This project relates to my life because a lot of my art includes flowers/ the natural environment and portraiture. The meaning behind this photograph is to capture every moment in time so that you can remember it. If I could change anything about this photograph I would have made the image more clear.