Jacqueline Anne Woods
35 W. Thompson Blvd. #202 Ventura, CA 93001 CONTACT:
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my handmade website. By way of introduction,
my recent work has been inspired by the beginnings of photography in the 1840s.
The guiding idea was best expressed by one of its inventors:
"The most transitory of things, a shadow,
the proverbial emblem of all that is fleeting
and momentary, may be fettered by the spells
of our Natural Magic, and may be fixed forever
in the position which it seemed only destined
for a single moment to occupy."
William Henry Fox Talbot
Presently I am making some of the largest photographs (63 x 42 inches),
I have made to date in my exploration of the Natural Magic of photography.
Several of these larger works are now on view in San Francisco at SFCamerawork
exhibition entitled, SPACE: Annual Juried Exhibition,
open through August 20, 2016.
Visit the SPACE Exhibition Website
Installation, SFCamerawork, July 14 - August 20, 2016.
Scroll down to see the works on view.
In order to make these prints I had to create customized trays. The trays were
fabricated on the floor of my joint living-work space which became a "living darkroom."
I use a range of vintage to contemporary fiber-based papers. Every paper responds differently
to the chemistry and techniques I employ. Thus, much trial and error is required to achieve
the results I seek. The starting point of this series in 2012 is represented in the work below.
Opalescent Evening. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2012. 24 x 20 in.
(Not in exhibition).
The Following Pieces Are in the SfCamerawork Exhibition
Ascension. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2016. 63 x 42 in.
Black Sun with Falling Corona. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2016. 40 x 30 in.
Private Moon. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2016. 20 x 16 in.
Moon with Ring of Wings. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2012. 20 x 16 in.
The Ground State of Our Affair. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2016. 40 x 30 in.
Titan. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2012. 24 x 20 in.
Umbriel (Third Moon of Uranus). Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2016. 24 x 20 in.
Callisto Dust Storm. Unique Gelatin Silver Print, 2016. 24 x 20 in.
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