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All prints are handmade, one of a kind, unique silver prints that are made into small editions and printed on 100% acid free, cotton rag paper with 100 year archival pigments.
Wonderful Catalog essay by Lynn Gamwell from 2016 Paris Exhibiton at Galerie Karsten Greve titled, "Of Earth, Heaven and Light".
Excellent Scholarly Museum Essay: A Kind of Visual Trap, Photographs by Thomas Brummett by Dr. Ariane Mensger, Musuem Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, explains the work very well from both a Fine Art and photographic historical perspective. The link to the Exhibition is here.
All my photographs fall under the life long project titled, Rethinking the Natural compromising the following series: Animalis, Nature Morte, Desert, Nocturne, Diatoms, Light Projections and a new series Infinities.
As in every body of work I have produced my thinking on the making of these images resonates along certain lines that have been at the core of my photographic investigations for over 25 years. A lot of my work is about process, observation, alchemy and old scientific collections called Cabinets of Wonder. With all my work I try to further clarify my interest and fascination with the actual marks I can produce via the traditional and non-traditional entropic photographic processes I have perfected over the years.
All my prints (except the Diatoms) start out as black and white silver prints that are then manipulated in the darkroom via entropic processes I have developed to bring out certain varied aspects of the film and print grain by the manipulation of the silver metals in the paper using a variety of techniques. Over the years it’s become a kind of private alchemy of manipulating silver into a unique type of mark on paper.
My intent is to show that by manipulating the film grain via my process using bleaches and multiple development baths with brushes and toners I can achieve a new and unique type of photographic mark - much like drawing. My goal is to link the world of drawing and the world of photography in these images. I want them to be part photographic document, part drawing and part dream.
Galleries are in order of the most current work first. Nature Morte is my first body of work and dates back to 1990's