SALT: the substance formed in reaction of an acid and a base, preserver of food, keeper of light, agent against time, essential for life.
Light sensitive salts produce photographs. Nearly alchemy, these salts convert light energy into physical matter. Iron salts on paper yield deep blue cyanotypes. Sea salt and silver produce loamy brown pictures. Primitive in action, these are photography’s earliest forms. Intellectually, I understand the mechanics.
I am a saltworker: the job to conjure from earth’s elements the wondrous, the really real.
2000 – 2008