Phillip Stearns, DCP_0267, 2012. 9” x 6”. Digital C-Print.
RECOMMENDED: A Camera Darkly, curated by A. E. Benenson and featuring the work of Phillip Stearns and Christian de Vietri, is currently on view at The Camera Club of New York (336 West 37th Street, Suite 206) through June 23, 2012. The work on display engages early photographic techniques and the genre’s more contemporary forms. Stearns rewires a digital camera’s photosensitive chips to respond to electric pulses instead of light. The resulting images resemble 19th Century light-less entoptic images. De Vietri submits a series of Gustave Doré black and white lithographs to a scanner, which translates the prints into waves of color, suggesting a complex relationship between printmaking and digital production.