I made these multiple-negative prints in a color darkroom.

I made these multiple-negative prints in a color darkroom.

These three negatives made up the image above.

These three negatives made up the image above.

Some of them took 40 minutes to print; just me, the enlarger timer, and a...

Some of them took 40 minutes to print; just me, the enlarger timer, and a very dim image.

What is it?

This essay of multiple-exposure photographs and text aims to convey the strange, impressionistic qualities of dreams.

What problem does it solve?

How can I show dreamlike imagery in a photographic print?

What was my role in it?

I photographed each of the original pictures, and edited them down to a selection of images that worked well as triple or double darkroom exposures.

How does it work?

These pictures are each three negatives sandwiched together into a single negative carrier, and printed in a color darkroom.

Backstory

I made the images some time ago, and recently assembled them into this essay.

Thousands of people viewed “Somnography,” and the Storehouse admins chose it for their app’s home screen on February 25, 2014.

How was it made?

Roles

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    Darkroom manipulation