Uncover the endless possibilities of alternative digital printing, and expand the scope of your digital printing toolbox. Digital cameras and smartphones allow us to capture images from the extraordinary to everyday events. Often those images only live in our computers or social media websites. In this workshop, we print onto film and transfer the images to paper, metal and plexiglass. The result of the week’s work is a broadened idea of what the digital print can be and an almost limitless range of possibilities of what individual imagery can become.
Students explore direct printing and image transfers onto paper, metal, wood, plastics and fabric, and use Adobe Photoshop tools for creating digital collages.
Each day we cover a combination of digital tools for collage and layering using Photoshop. We review methods for preparing and coating alternative substrates, transfer mediums, and integrating images with text and mixed media. Direct group instruction and individual discussions are balanced with ample studio time.
Benjamin Timpson received his M.F.A. from Indiana University and is the Studio Coordinator of Photography & New Media at Anderson Ranch. He exhibits nationally and internationally and specializes in interdisciplinary mediums, including photography, painting and sculpture. Recent exhibitions include the Allegany National Photography Exhibition, Alternative Processes at the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, S.C., and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colo.