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Ross Faircloth

            Working simultaneously with both traditional and experimental darkroom techniques, and new forms of digital media my work focuses on using conventional photographic elements and processes in new and experimental ways.  Having an introduction to pinhole photography at an early stage allowed for the development of an open mind towards what is often a rigid medium.  The freedom to make a camera out of anything that was light tight and had a pinhole not only opened up endless possibilities but forced deeper thought on the importance of the mediums basic elements and principles.  This newfound respect for the base elements of photography led to the utilization of camera-less imagery, which has two unique variations in my work.  One through pure experimentation in the darkroom working with only light, photo paper, and photo-chemistry, the other through digitally capturing an image from a video game and then printing that image traditionally through the darkroom.