Fall 2013 – Spring 2014: Darkroom Experimentation

In my last year of college I feel like I really “found” something that interested me and was pulling me in a direction that I felt was new and my own. I spent quite a good amount of time secluded in the darkroom, playing with lights and negatives and creating alternate textures. In May of 2014, I featured these images (as well of a few more that were of similar fashion) in a show for my photographic works. I really came to realize how important symmetry and balance are to me and how they make me feel my work has more of a solid ground to stand on. Something I aim to push past is this exact comfort in works that I’m pursuing currently.

I was really interested in printing paper negatives with positives that I created to harness a proportionate balance.

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If I could, I would gladly explain the creation of these following interesting prints. I dabbled in a process called Solarization and was more pleasantly surprised with the outcome than I was thoroughly expecting. I only wish I had explored this phenomena further, to better grasp the control of creating these images.


If anyone knows of any dark room photo places in San Diego that would allow me to print, please let me know! I am considering enrolling into a lab unit at a community college just so I can make use of a darkroom again, I miss creating things of this nature.

xo, Justine

Coming back.

Hello. It’s been a while.

Last year I had some really incredible opportunities that I failed to share here, and for that I am incredibly sorry. I have grown so much as a person and an artist, and I failed to demonstrate that here as I had intended. As a new year has begun, my aim is to share at least 1 post per a month of work from last year, and at least 1 post per month of new work that I am in the process of.

Please enjoy being a part of my journey. If you are reading this I am eternally inspired, for I have only dreamt that my work would get to be viewed by eyes sparked with interest and intrigue.