After much work on the most recent incarnation of the Symbiosis series, I decided to start over. Again. I've lost track of how many incarnations there have been in the past 8 months. There have been 11x14 photographs with oil pastels, 4x6 foot collages on unstretched canvas with oil paint, 11x14 photographs with oil paint and 16x20 photographs with acrylic paint.
On Wednesday I photographed artist Steven Johnson Leyba. Wet plate portraits. He was in town for an exhibition he was in. We've been friends for around a decade and have worked on collaborations a few times in the past. I'll post images as soon as I'm able to print them.
Later on Wednesday, I took more color photographs for the Symbiosis series (which, to be honest, I'm thinking I need to re-name). On Friday I got into the color darkroom to make test prints, then did some quick painting with acrylics. I'm very happy with how they're turning out so far. A very different feel.
Tonight Jane and I are planning on seeing Wolvserpent and Locrian. Last summer I photographed Locrian in anticipation of their upcoming release on Utech Records, "The Crystal World."
Look at the Utech website to see Justin Bartlett's great cover artwork for "The Crystal World."