In this age of digital music, digital television, digital recordings, digital watches, digital radios, digital books, and digital photography, creativity can become pent up pixilated and frustrated. Fret not my friends there is an escape from the conformity of digital cubism. All that we are and all that we see isn’t always a serious of 10101000001110100. Many a time the hands and mind desire the old fashioned way of doing things, the analog way. The warm fuzzy tones of our past analog life are like a comfortable pair of old shoes that we just can’t bring ourselves to throw away. I swear to you that listening to a Fats Domino 45 on an old Silver Tone record player produces notes and bass tones that somehow were cast aside in the digital process of burning a CD. I will put my hand on a stack of Bibles and swear to this.
Lately the desire to get back into alternative photography has been overwhelming. After all its been years since I’ve done it. I think digital and analog can coexist just fine, and mixed together can create new methods to old processes. Take for instance this print. A digital photo printed by an ink jet printer onto iron on paper, then ironed onto a cotton water color paper. It looks identical to a Polaroid transfer. Stay tuned for more alternatively processed photos and prints! They are on their way!