Process Statement

I used to use analog Nikon and Hasselblad cameras and lenses to capture my photographs using B&W or Color 35mm and 120 film stock. This required film processing, drying sleaving, contact proofing, editing (using a light table, magnification Lupe and China-marker) before placing a negative into my enlarger to project its reversed image onto light sensitive photographic paper to calculate the necessary and appropriate exposure time for the print that was then agitated through trays of print developer, stop bath, fixer, perma-wash agent, before being re-washed in water squeegeed and laid to air-dry on large racks.

In August of 2022, I began photographing digitally using a Nikon full frame Z5 mirrorless camera with a NIKKOR 24-70 mm F 2.8 zoom lens..  All but six photographs on display in the gallery were captured using my Nixon Z mirrorless camera. I have included a group of six  smaller analog prints. These were photographed in northern California and on a nature preserve in Long Island. I printed these images in my darkroom using traditional B&W enlarging and printing methods. “Corvus” was photographed in 19__ using a Nikon F3. The negative was created on film. The film negative was scanned to make the print that is on display using a Hasselblad Flextight Film Scanner.

~ Kerry Madigan~

All of Kerry’s photographs have been edited using Adobe Lightroom following her carefully calculated direction. Selected digital files are then imported into Adobe photoshop for any required manipulations before printing.

Together Kerry and I review the digital files on her computer screen while referencing proof prints to determine all necessary adjustments before starting exhibition prints. This working process permits us to get close to creating a printed visual representation of what Kerry saw, experienced, and recorded.

All the prints on display are the first artist prints in an edition of twenty. All proofs and enlargements were printed on Epson Signature Premium Luster to replicate manipulations made to the digital file along the evaluation process.

“December 21” was printed using Hahnemuhle Fine Art Photo Luster 290 and is displayed in the gallery as a 24”x36” enlargement.

Special order print sizing may be requested and discussed with a gallery representative. Please feel free to inquire.

All Prints were produced using an Epson Stylus Pro 7600 loaded with Ink2image Cave Painting Elite Pigment Inkjet Ink.

~ Michael Lavin Flower~