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Jana Epstein

2D Mixed Media | Photography
Atlanta, GA
janaepstein.com

I create photographic images using natural and available light to capture architecture and nature. I use Black and White Film and print each piece by hand in my own wet darkroom using traditional darkroom techniques. Once my images are washed and dried I add color by individually painting each piece with colored pencils. I first apply a unique liquid solution to the emulsion of the photographic paper on only the areas I want to add color. The liquid softens the lead of the pencil allowing me to blend the colored pencils into the emulsion of the paper. This effect is perfected by using Q-tips to blend the softened pencil imprint into the image. Next I frame my images with salvaged antique ceiling tile and old wood molding. Enhanced & reworked for every image, creating a marriage between piece & frame.