WAS Artist of the Week…

Meredith McKinney, Photographer, Tallahassee, FL

Meredith McKinney’s images start as 4×5 inch negatives from a pinhole camera. This is historically a very early photographic technique in which a pin hole (or in this case a more modern version, a zone plate) through a thin opaque membrane is used to focus the light instead of using a camera lens. This creates a negative with markedly different properties than we are accustomed to with a standard camera. From this serendipitous starting point the negative is scanned and usually the image itself seems to dictate what direction color, contrast and composition changes should go.

For more on Meredith’s work visit Tilt Gallery in Phoenix.

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