Congratulations to APA member Thomas Brummett for his Light Projections series which won the Sony World Photography Award for Conceptual Photography and will also be included in American Photography 30.
About the Prints:
Light is projected through an optical lens onto silver black-and-white photo paper and then developed in the darkroom via an entropic process that Brummett has developed over the years. This technique brings out certain varied aspects of the print grain by the manipulation of the silver metals in the paper. He employs a variety of darkroom re-development techniques, brushes, bleaches and toners (and in these images a dash of solarization). The prints are camera-less and film-less images, but they are not photograms (nothing was placed on the surface of the paper). This is why he calls them Light Projections. He does not know if these have ever been made in the history of photography, in quite this way, as the circles are purely optical in nature and are really those Bokeh “Circles of Confusion” that a lens can produce.
All the Light Projection final prints are editioned from the 8x10" handmade, unique and one of a kind silver analog prints.