Lumen Prints

Lumen prints are made by placing objects directly onto photo paper and exposing them to UV light. Moisture, temperature, time, type of paper, and amount of UV have an effect on the color mood of the images. There is an immediacy and magic to this very simple process, and it mirrors some of the first photographic images that were ever produced. Many of these images were scanned before the print was fixed, a process which makes the image light-fast but bleaches some of the vibrant colors. They capture a specific, transient subject and are themselves objects in constant change.