Back to the future
I’m not sure why The Economist would cover a small photographic show in Austin, Texas, but “The Image Wrought: Historical Photographic Approaches in the Digital Age” sounds well worth a detour if you’re anywhere near there between now and August 6th. It offers further proof that “alternative” processes like tintype, daguerreotype, collodion, and gum bichromate are not only alive and well, but are mating with digital technology to create a new generation of hybrids. So how long till scanned Tri-X begins to feel like cutting-edge retro?
Posted by: JOHN KENNERDELL