The J. Paul Getty Museum

Sunburned GSP #609 (San Francisco Bay)

Object Details

Title:

Sunburned GSP #609 (San Francisco Bay)

Artist/Maker:

Chris McCaw (American, born 1971)

Culture:

American

Places:

United States (Place Created)
San Francisco, California, United States (Place Depicted)

Date:

2012

Medium:

Gelatin silver negative

Object Number:

2014.54

Copyright:

© Chris McCaw

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Object Description

The work is a unique gelatin silver print negative - sheets of expired gelatin silver paper were placed directly in a custom-built camera outfitted with a vintage military lens that magnifies the sun's intensity and records its path as a gash that burns through the paper's emulsion layer and base.