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.
Squares Published August 12, 2008