Lauren Semivan's “Door Into the Dark” Opening February 3rd - Detroit
February 3, 2018, at the David Klein Gallery (1520 Washington Blvd) in Detroit
Semivan’s haunting work draws from classic photographic techniques. She uses an early 20th century, 8 x 10-inch large format view camera to capture images, which she then develops manually in a dark room, allowing her to carefully control all parts of the photographic process. Her careful, hands-on approach is a refreshing exception to the norm in today’s world of instant photography.
“The elaborate, illusionistic constructions I compose in front of the camera last only until they are photographed, after which they are either discarded or re-incorporated into the next image,” Semivan explains. “The result is a series of images that are both tangible documents of reality and impressions from another unseen real.
See more of Semivan's work here