Dawne Fahey 1953 Series
ESD Gallery Head On Photo Festival 2017
AN ONGOING EXPLORATION OF THE CHEMIGRAM PROCESS
1953 was a good year. It was the year that inspired the birth of these images. The 1953 Series was created using the Chemigram Process. It is where silver gelatin printing paper is coated with a resist, then processed using traditional darkroom chemistry. The resulting photograph is abstract, and the organic nature of these prints replicates the process of giving birth – the flaws and quirks that develop are much like that of a growing child – each have their own personality and individual characteristics.