The images presented here are unedited photographic proofs. They represent the current work-in-progress of the author. These proofs were first printed from original black-and-white film negatives, then digitally scanned for display online. These particular images were selected from more than one thousand images created over the last fifteen months.
“Yet the fact that the Indian and his surroundings lend themselves to artistic treatment has not been lost sight of, for in his country one may treat limitless subjects of an aesthetic character without in any way doing injustice to scientific accuracy or neglecting the homelier phases of aboriginal life.” (p xxiii)
The act of photography exposes the photographer to the subject, inasmuch as the subject is exposed to the photographer. This mutual exposure creates an opportunity for engagement. The act of photography provides for a dialogue between the subject and an imagined audience, with the photographer as intermediary.
“A number of film developers today are said to be based on the original formulations of the esteemed but now-discontinued Agfa Rodinal, a high-acutance, paraminophenol-based (4-Aminophenol) developer.”