Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Apotheosis – Carson Lynn

Feb 23, 2018 - Carson Lynn

Even in the modern age, analog photography is thriving.  Many photographers enjoy the color, even attempting to emulate it with their digital work.  Some like the slow pacing that film forces the photographer to maintain.  Personally, I shoot film for the materiality of the medium.  I see the differences between analog and digital photographic process like the differences between oil and watercolor paints: each one has its own unique qualities.

My aim with my most recent project, Apotheosis, is to juxtapose the materiality of analog photography and the digital materiality of the contemporary camera.  It was crucial to find a balance between the two, as I don’t place either as being “better” than the other.  Every medium has a purpose.

The images were made with a wide range of photographic processes including pinhole photography, iPhone apps, glass negatives, and instant films.