F. Emmanuel Bastien
EXHIBITION DATES: December 6 – 30, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm. All are very welcome.
When we see a lit bulb, we assume the light is emanating from within. But these light bulbs were lit with carefully placed flashlights on a black background in a dark room. Using split toning to develop the gelatin silver prints brought in a rich palette of grays. By turning light on the bulbs, instead of capturing light from the bulbs, I allowed these everyday objects to be lit in unexpected and beautiful ways.