a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination
Alchemy is life itself.
A new moment awaits you always.
"The photogravure process is a meditation on impermanence and the transient nature of being. As each print becomes richer in tone, color and texture, the plate degrades with each inking and pull through the press. It is this moment of simultaneous creation and destruction that I find most intriguing about the process." ~nj
"The platinum process produces photographs of unrivaled beauty and permanence. The detail in a Pt/Pd print is exquisite. The matte finish and visible grain in the paper lends itself to crisp, well-defined edges, subtle tonal gradations and luminescent highlights. " ~nj
Nicholette Jean is a multidisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon.
She received her BA in photography from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Her work is characterized by a balance between the personal and environmental. Her photographs draw on both the inner landscapes of emotional trauma, healing and recovery and the natural landscapes showing humanity’s inevitable connection to and impact on place.