About the Book
Experimentation is everything to photography, both conceptually and technically. The photographer as inventor will use photographic mistakes to deviate from the historic development of photography, with or without a camera. Chemistry may be the least explored area when it comes to new image invention without a camera. The popularity of digital capture has pushed photography so far ahead that unexplored processes have been left behind as was the case in the early days of photography. It is a new day for chemical experimentation in the wet darkroom.
Nolan Preece was born in Vernal, Utah in 1947. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in photography and printmaking at Utah State University in 1980. His work has been included in numerous juried, invitational and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Preece’s art is in thirty-two permanent collections including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah; the Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming; Western Illinois University; the Print Club of Albany, New York and most recently, the Southern Graphics Council Archives in Mississippi. Preece has been published in books and periodicals. He recently retired from full-time galleries curator and art professor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. Also see: www.nolanpreece.net