Lumen Prints is a project that is the result of a photographer finding his way out of the hectic world of digital photography.I woke up one day and found myself chasing the latest equipment and techniques. That is when realized I was on the wrong path. I looked for various outlets of my photographic visions and found lumen photography. Dating back to the 1800’s and the roots of modern photography, Lumen Prints is a process that enabled me to work directly with nature and explore composition and color. Using natural objects I attained stunning images from nature by placing organic objects on top of photosensitive paper and exposing it in direct sunlight for various lengths of time, from 30 minutes to 3 days. The exposures themselves taught me patience and the process of adding different elements and interacting with my photo as it exposed was a natural progression in the project. I explored with adding water and shadows to the plants and papers before and during the exposure. The results are photographs that required no camera let alone the latest digital obsession.
: a unit of luminous flux, a measure of the power of light perceived by the human eye.
: a mark made by pressure, a visible impression on a surface.
The images that follow are photographs of the final product; a 5x7 laser print on 100% cotton paper floated above an 8x10 art board.
Your fridge can also find the love of my Lumen Prints. I have created magnets (they are about the size of half of a business card). They are available at The Octopus and the Fox in Albuquerque, NM.