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John Chiara

Wolcott at Craig House, 2015

Unique dye destruction print.
33 3/10 × 27 1/5 in
84.5 × 69.2 cm
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Property from a New York Collection

John Chiara and Matthew Brandt are two innovative contemporary …

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Property from a New York Collection

John Chiara and Matthew Brandt are two innovative contemporary artists whose work both experiments with and expands upon traditional photographic processes. Their unique photographs echo some of the earliest 19th century techniques from a 21st century vantage point. Like other …

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Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.
John Chiara
American, b. 1971
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John Chiara is an experimental photographer who makes unique works by directly manipulating photosensitive paper. Chiara always believed that too much was lost in the final photograph because of the enlargement processes in the darkroom. In 1995, he was working primarily with making contact prints with large-format negatives, but in subsequent years he developed equipment and processes that allowed him to make large-scale, color, positive photographic images without the use of film. The largest of his devices is a field camera that is large enough for Chiara to enter; he attaches the paper to this camera’s back wall and uses his hands and body to burn and dodge the image instinctively. Chiara’s developing process often leaves anomalies in the resulting images, which he embraces.

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About the work
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Phillips

Property from a New York Collection

John Chiara and Matthew Brandt are two innovative contemporary …

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Property from a New York Collection

John Chiara and Matthew Brandt are two innovative contemporary artists whose work both experiments with and expands upon traditional photographic processes. Their unique photographs echo some of the earliest 19th century techniques from a 21st century vantage point. Like other …

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Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.
John Chiara
American, b. 1971
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John Chiara is an experimental photographer who makes unique works by directly manipulating photosensitive paper. Chiara always believed that too much was lost in the final photograph because of the enlargement processes in the darkroom. In 1995, he was working primarily with making contact prints with large-format negatives, but in subsequent years he developed equipment and processes that allowed him to make large-scale, color, positive photographic images without the use of film. The largest of his devices is a field camera that is large enough for Chiara to enter; he attaches the paper to this camera’s back wall and uses his hands and body to burn and dodge the image instinctively. Chiara’s developing process often leaves anomalies in the resulting images, which he embraces.

John Chiara

Wolcott at Craig House, 2015

Unique dye destruction print.
33 3/10 × 27 1/5 in
84.5 × 69.2 cm
Bidding closed
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