Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography (April 14 to September 6, 2015)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 14 to September 6, 2015
Not currently on view
Chris McCaw (American, born 1971)
United States, North America (Place created)
Gelatin silver negative
49.8 × 59.7 cm (19 5/8 × 23 1/2 in.)
© Chris McCaw
Gift of Chris McCaw, courtesy of Stephen Wirtz Gallery
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.
Heckert, Virginia. Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), p. 129, pl. 62.