J. Shimon and J. Lindemann

Shimon & Lindemann

"Our process becomes less about seeking out things to photograph, and more about pictures revealing themselves to us."Photograph by J. Shimon and J. Lindemann

J. Shimon and J. Lindemann mark the history of photography as an influence on their craft. Fifteen years ago, they began experimenting with alternative printing processes, using their knowledge of historical methods as a guide.

Their approach incorporates a collage of techniques prevalent throughout the history of photography, though heavily based on mid-19th century technological developments. A light-sensitive emulsion is mixed individually for each negative and then hand-applied to a sheet of print-making paper. A laborious, sensitive process, where the humidity of the air, the minerals and acidity of the water, the surface texture of the paper, and even the weather coalesce to influence the appearance of the final print.

Their website is at www.shimonlindemann.com/.


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