This body of work utilizes a photographic process called lumen printing to create a unique record of flora samples collected within the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The Sawmill Slough Preserve is a 382-acre wetland and woodland habitat situated within the University of North Florida’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The lumen printing process results in imagery that is neither purely scientific, nor purely aesthetic, which pushes the boundaries of both science and visual art. This project creates a visual and aesthetic record of the unique and varied plant life found within the preserve.
For process junkies: These lumens are made on various black and white and color films. The size of the film vacillates between 120, 4x5, and 5x7. All film is processed in fixer, water, and wetting agent prior to being scanned.