Christopher Bucklow – NYC

Eight large photographs from Christopher Bucklow make up the current show at Danzinger Projects in NYC.

Christopher Bucklow - Tetrarch 3:38 PM 8th October 2008
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch 3:38 PM 8th October 2008, unique cibachrome print, 2008.

These life sized photograms (a process invented by Man Ray) are made in a four step process. First, the artist traces the shadow of his model onto a thin sheet of aluminum. The defined silhouette is then run through with small holes, one for each day that the subject has been alive. The metal is placed over a large sheet of photographic paper and exposed briefly to the sun.

Christopher Bucklow - Anima 7 - 2009
Christopher Bucklow, Anima 7, unique cibachrome print, 2009.

The direct “negativeless” approach to photography may be in danger of disappearing along with other forms of the traditional chemical method. It’s nice to see that some artists still work within the medium and are achieving great results. These portraits capture something more than a shape, Bucklow references this in connecting the amount of light to the age of the sitter. The prints are limited to one each. The radiation sensitive material is exposed creating an image as unique as the person it captures.

Christopher Bucklow - Tetrarch 2:29 PM 8th October 2008
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch 2:29 PM 8th October 2008, unique cibachrome print, 2008.

Christopher Bucklow
10 September – 23 October 2010
Danzinger Projects

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2 Responses to Christopher Bucklow – NYC

  1. doodle says:

    very interesting concept and idea you got here.. hmmm…

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