“Osheen Harruthoonyan @ Lonsdale Gallery” at flight + hotel
by hollindaze, aka Rhonda Olson
Group show ‘Looking Ahead’ til Dec. 13
Some might call this imagery photography. It is. In that a negative and photographic paper were used to make them. Since the advent of digital photography and click of the button ‘dark rooms’, itís become hard to distinguish what is photography and what is not.
Osheen shows us that photography has always been manipulated. He doesnít use digital photography. He makes a virtue of this fact by constructing works that seem like photographs from another time and perhaps another realm. The overall look is somewhere between x-ray and negative.
Iíve been thinking of them as light collages using the medium of photography as a base. Scratched negatives, both personal and found, and old-fashioned burning and dodging make up his methods of reconstruction.