Gene Bagdonas – Mist – June/August 2014

© Gene Bagdonas

© Gene Bagdona s

Mist opens on the 3rd of June 2014 and runs to 3rd August 2014

© Gene Bagdonas

© Gene Bagdonas

Mist explores intimate places using light and shadow to present images that will provide the viewer to take a journey in a different and new light, light dappled through forest, light illuminating a path to follow, secret places along the way, leading to where?

Each image in Mist captures an instant in time, an instant that can never to repeated or captured again. Henri Cartier-Bresson once stated, “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”

Fog and mist are integral to the images that form Mist. They are kinetic, they change form, and are temporal, providing for an ever-changing environment with which to explore.

All of the images in the Mist series were created using a Palladium Printing-Out-Process developed in 1998 by Richard Sullivan that has an historical link to the very beginnings of photography. Sullivan named his process Ziatype, Zia being the Anasazi Pueblo Indian word for Sun. All prints are hand-coated on 100% cotton rag paper and then contact printed under UV light.