Ellen Carey

Title: “Crush & Pull”

About the Photo:

“Crush & Pull” links my photographic experiments in color with process, minimalism and abstraction, light and its variations, often with zero exposure, uniting my twin practices “Struck by Light” and “Photography Degree Zero” for the first time. “Crush & Pull” bridges ideas from my own photograms, its collective history and practitioners to ideas in Polaroid, instant technology, its history and those practitioners. My project revisits the negative, rich in — metaphor, object, picture ‘sign’ — that delivers a whole new approach to picture making, underscored in — concept, context, content — with a unique, new photographic object that has never been seen or done before.