Paper, Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Matte Paper with Epson archival quality ink
Edition of 25
Dimensions vary, edit your selection above
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings
Estimated delivery for this item is between 17 December - 22 December
This item ships from United States of America
Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped rolled
Shipping cost will be calculated upon checkout
About the art
I began using a scanner as a camera in 1997 and began this botanical series in this series in 2001. Using the scanner as the camera, is a rediscovery of image-making. It’s reminiscent of mirrors, in both process and aesthetics, the historic images of those first photograms and cyanotypes. Compare it with William Henry Fox Talbot’s 1840 photogram of a Byron poem or the cyanotypes of Anna Atkins. (see below) This photographic process has grown in use over the past decade and a half and has been dubbed “scanography”. Its most prevalent use is in the recording of botanical objects, which to me is not surprising. For some primordial reason when a new image-making process or technique is created we innocently throw nature onto its surface, as some kind of ongoing test. Perhaps looking to see if it can match our own perceptual abilities and/or move beyond it. Scanography, to my estimation, has come the closest to fulfilling this goal. To create these images, I use the digital flatbed scanner as a camera and treat the objects as if they were filmed. In some images (the white background) the object is backlit during the scanning process just as a sheet of film or a slide would be. What results is a translucent image of the object. Something similar to the experience of viewing stain glass windows. To articulate the detail, character, and topography of each individual subject, Rather than a still life or photographic documentation, through this process, are transformed into portraits. In a sense, it depicts their humanity
Hometown: New Jersey
Based in: Rhinebeck, NY
Chad Kleitsch’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States such as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum CT, CCS Bard College, Hessel Collection NY, The Center for Photography at Woodstock NY, Berkshire Museum MA, Samuel Dorsky Museum of …
Sourcing for a project?
We have exclusive access for you. Browse our extensive collection, get trade-only discounts and dedicated customer support. We make it easier for you to make your project a success.