Impressions: Portraits

This is a series of images that speak to the notions of mark-making using photographic materials.  In examining the various connotation of the word "impression", I have asked numerous participants to impress themselves on a 4x5 negative. Intended to be printed as their portraits,I encourage the subject to develop an unconventional material relationship with the film that speaks to who they are.  While all the images are different, it is the subtle nuances that stand out in the final collection of photographs.  These works are hung so that the reflection of the viewer is seen in the high gloss of the mounted photographs.