Miscellanea Photogenica

Salted paper prints by Ellie Young

Art Exhibition previously on in Australia. Published by anonymous on Tuesday 19 February 2008. Wednesday 27 February 2008 to Saturday 22 March 2008.

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Miscellanea Photogenica is a homage to the father of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). Ellie Young draws from the art, craft and science of photography. In the process she produces images that are evocative yet quiet and wistful, offering a timeless quality, reflecting the natural world though the exploration of texture, shape and design.

Miscellanea Photogenica is a homage to the father of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877).

Drawn from the art, craft and science of photography, Ellie’s images are evocative yet quiet and wistful. Offering a timeless quality, reflecting the natural world though the exploration of texture, shape and design.

The use of photomacrography creates minimal, abstract images with an almost mystical quality. The gold, platinum and palladium toning achieves permanence while producing a subtle range of colours on the salt and albumen prints. French cotton papers, some hand made, provide the images with a rich organic quality.

The salted paper print was discovered in 1834 by Talbot and is still considered one of the most beautiful delicate hand crafted photographic print processes.

Ellie has studied and explored the salt print extensively at many levels. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally including the State Library of Victoria.