Jim Fitzgerald: Revealed in Carbon
May 12th – June 6th, 2018
Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, May 12th, 5-8pm
Artist Talk, 4-5pm, Call for Seating.
LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
LightBox Photographic Gallery host the opening reception of Jim Fitzgerald’s exhibit, “Revealed in Carbon” on Saturday, May 12th, from 5-8pm. Please join us for an artist’ talk from 4-5pm immediately before the opening reception. Please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org for seating reservations for the artist talk.
LightBox is proud to exhibit the work of this very passionate photographer. Jim is a Large and Ultra Large Format camera builder, photographer and educator currently living in Vancouver, Washington. Jim prints his images using the 150 year old Carbon Transfer process in all of his work. On this night, Jim will present a special carbon transfer book project that has taken eleven years to complete. Additionally, the artist will discuss this project and share a series of carbon transfer prints in a limited edition collection.
A self-educated photographer, Jim works exclusively in the monochrome carbon transfer process using in camera negatives from either his 8 × 10, 11 × 14, 8 × 20 or 14 × 17 hand crafted cameras. Carbon transfer is a process perfected in 1864 and is a highly labor intensive process that yields prints of the finest quality. The photographer has total control of the image tonality due to the blending of pigments and manufacturing of tissue unique to the artist’s vision. Carbon prints require several days to produce one finished print. Jim is one of a handful of artists who works exclusively in carbon transfer and he teaches Carbon transfer printing in his home studio in Vancouver, Washington.
“To be one with your subject, completely, is how I work as an artist.
I hear, smell, sense and always see what moves my soul. These fleeting moments are what I share, what I hope will open the eyes and most importantly the hearts of the viewers to the beauty that is all around us.
The overwhelming joy with which I work has set me free. My methods and the final presentation of my vision, carbon transfer prints, are the gateway to my inner self. One only has to “let go” and experience the feeling of the images. I found my way long ago and the journey continues every waking moment.
As an artist my hope is to inspire others with my methods, philosophy and images in a way that will allow them to touch their own inner self and share their vision with the world.
Please enjoy the carbon transfer prints I present as they are the culmination of my vision for they live and breathe for all to see.”
~ Jim Fitzgerald
“Revealed In Carbon” will show in the gallery from May 12th until June 6th. LightBox offers memberships to be part of the community that helps further the mission of the gallery. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 5:30. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or at email@example.com, and visit lightbox-photographic.com for more info on this exhibit and to enjoy past, current and upcoming exhibits.