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Primal Images: 100 Lumen Prints of Amazonia Flora

Art / Photobook

By: J Burchfield

114 pages, 118 Col Plates,

University of Chicago Press

Hardback | Sep 2004 | #148898 | ISBN: 1930066228
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To create his lumens, Burchfield placed plant cuttings directly onto aged black-and-white photographic paper that he secured to the deck of his Amazon boat. He then let the beautifully chaotic interaction of sunlight, rain, temperature, and each plant's inherent moisture and chemistry, among other factors, play out freely in prolonged exposures. The result is an astonishing array of images - from the starkly representational, to pure abstractions of color, shape, and form.


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