Positive/Negative

Positive/Negative

Digital technology has changed image making and today the photographic negative is all but forgotten. I wanted to explore the relationship between positive and negative images.

For 150 years photographers made the first assessment of their images by looking at a negative version of what they photographed. Learning to read a negative was a necessary skill – one which is no longer required and will be lost.

There is beauty in the negative image which will soon fade from memory in the digital age.