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White out : photo erasures

by Lindsay Holton

  Print book

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Visual display of innovative photo technique    (2015-04-01)

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by rinzertanz

These deliciously digitally 'erased' works by Canadian artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, display yet another facet of her engaging and engaged photographic abilities. Using photography as a 'tool' rather than a 'process', Holton has utilized pinhole, photo-collaging and now select 'erasure' of digital imagery as a means of exploring her thoughts about Time, Memory - and Beauty. Very pleasing to the eye, the harsh 'realism' of digital photography is softened by the visibly hand-worked 'erasure' around the central focus of the image. When asked about her technique, Holton is somewhat cavalier ..... "This series started as a mistake. I was trying to do something else, and accidentally moved the cursor across the image deleting that streak to 'white'. Immediately, the 'broken' or 'torn'  image spoke to me. I dived in, doing over 50 re-worked 'erasure' images within a 2 month time frame."  The net result is a compendium of beguiling, predominately landscape, images that radiate an artistic hand breaking down some of the on-going starkness inherent in digital imagery. Novel artist book.

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