About the Book
This 12" x 12" hardback book contains reproductions of 34 of David Underwood's composite photographs made between 2004 and 2010. This is a small sample of the works Underwood made during this period by stapling stainless steel staples through silver gelatin component photographs and color component photographs to make these unique assemblages. A couple of the artworks also include component cyanotypes.
Of the artworks represented, 27 are squares, and 7 are made in a 'golden mean rectangle' format. All works contain color and B&W original photographs shot by the artist on various film formats.
I make composite photographs using a variety of my own color and silver gelatin photographic prints that I have shot over a period of 25+ years, in a variety of locations. I'm still using film and have not yet done any original digital photo capture. I also make alternative process prints and composites with methods such as liquid light and cyanotype. My work is about the various possibilities and choices that photography itself offers.