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 Al Crane in SSH Gallery

Al Crane: Scan Art and Digital Manipulations

November 10 through December 4, 2014
Reception and Artist Talk in SSH: November 19, 12-1 pm.

Artist Statement

These images are photo-based, digital manipulations. I often begin by scanning natural elements and found objects directly on the surface of my flatbed scanner. This type of imagery, which does not use a traditional camera or lens, is commonly referred to as “scanography.” Working with basic tools in Adobe Photoshop® I then combine these images with my own photographs (digital and/or film). Occasionally, I also incorporate tintypes or vintage photos whose original photographer and subject are no longer known. Using these varied elements, I attempt to create cohesive, visual narratives that articulate ideas related to impermanence and the passing of time, life and love. All photographs are output with an Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer using archival K-3 ultrachrome inks and printed on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper.

Artist Biography

Al Crane is a photographer and graphic designer. He has a Masters degree in Photography, and Bachelors degrees in Graphic Design and Civil Engineering. Al has been making photographs for almost 30 years and continues to do so using both traditional film/darkroom methods and digital media. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife and two daughters.