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Dan McCormack
Accord , New York - United States
Photography - Portraits & Figures

I use the distortions of the oatmeal box pinhole camera and the digital colorizations to create a series of visceral images that probe the unconscious, stepping away from the literal reality and choosing instead to speak with a Jungian expressionism. Objects or places juxtaposed with the model trigger a response that I react to while colorizing. Through successive pulling of curves B&W values are replaced with color in separate channels that ultimately connect with the dreamlike state of the finished image.

In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. Using an oatmeal box pinhole camera, I shoot 8x10 inch B&W film. With its extreme wide angle and distortion, the camera gives results that are constantly a surprise. I develop the B&W negatives, scan them into Photoshop, and then colorize the image. This imagery, rooted in 16th Century pinhole optics, juxtaposed with 21stCentury digital print manipulations, is a hybrid of Photography and Printmaking.

phone: 845 / 626-7958
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Katie_W_4-09-11--6AB - pinhole camera - digital pigment print - 20" x 16" matted - $$ 750.00

Nick Olson
2008-09-19 08:32:11
these are really different in a good way, they make me want to play with mercury
Robert Doucette
2007-04-08 15:15:04
Your pieces are truly unique as well as eye catching! The distortion of perspective in Erin is original as well as tasteful. Kudos to you Dan!
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