Process: Light Chamber Exposure


     Using a 4x5 view camera, specialized film projector, watercolors, acyclic ink, a scientific timer, hand-made dodging and burning tools, tissue papers, and etched glass sheets, Light Chamber Exposure uniquely blends the traditional darkroom, traditional painting, and alternative photographic processes. Light Chamber Exposure replaces the enlarger with a specialized projector and uses painted slide positives instead of negative film. Light Chamber Exposure also uses a timer, however it is much more precise than the traditional enlarger timer allowing unique dodging and burning times. However, how the image is captured separates Light Chamber Exposure from traditional burning and dodging. Instead of exposing light sensitive paper in a wet darkroom, a 4x5 view camera sits opposite a speciality glass plate and 35mm projector.  Simply, just like the traditional darkroom were the artist will burn and dodge sections of a negative onto light sensitive paper, with the camera's aperture lens open the user can burn sections of an image onto the focal glass plane, and thus, onto 4x5 slide film, seated within the view-camera.