The Center for Integrative Technologies is a suite of 18” x 26” photographs and complementary negatives depicting my fellow graduate students at RISD. The photos were shot with an iPhone 4, yet printed using a traditional Van Dyke Brown technique.
The enormous negatives were created through a long process, where a reversed digital image was printed on an architectural plotter and coated with gel medium. The portraits were printed using a contact process— by manipulating the flexible negatives and adjusting the distance between them and the print, I was able to selectively distort focus, mimicking the shallow depth of field of traditional large format cameras.
The images are confusingly contemporary and antique, the process contrasting sharply with the contemporary look of the subjects.