Denise Ross is an artist, photographic processes researcher, and naturalist. She was collecting ‘nature stuff’ and making watercolor illustrations before she could read.
Shows: Silvergum and silver gelatin.
Thirty years ago, halfway through an MFA in photography, Denise switched tracks and earned a master’s degree in Botany. Until ten years ago, when she started making emulsions, science and art had always played tug-a- war for time and attention. Emulsion making and research united two loves into a happy whole.
Denise is the editor and Chief Cook & Bottle Washer at The Light Farm, a web resource since 2008, dedicated the renaissance of handmade silver gelatin emulsions – dry plate, paper, and film.
Denise is author of “The Light Farm, Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions – Dry Plate, Paper, and Film, Volume 1: The Basics.” She is currently working on “TLF, Volume 2: Beyond Basics.”
“Something irreplaceable will be lost if we allow the tactile knowledge of historical photographic processes to slip away. It would be like losing a language.”
- Email: editor (at) thelightfarm.com
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