It has always been my desire to expose viewers to the unseen elements and small details that may surround them from the natural world while creating these unique one-of-a-kind prints. Taking it a step further and combining layers and exposures while creating illusions, I find that intense color and translucence captivates. Color is a characteristic that I utilize to achieve feelings of relationship with the viewer. For around 30 years I worked with Cibachrome, which became Ilfochrome. The archival color darkroom material was a positive receiving paper and my process created the photograph by projection of light passing through my compositions. Exposure onto the light sensitive material, when processed, resulted in the luminous color work you see here. In 2012 the last run of Ilfochrome, a Swiss product, was manufactured. That has led to the creation of other bodies of work with various photo processes. Experimental photography is a bit like catching a snowflake on your tongue, sometimes its frustrating– but when successful the elusive reward is a pleasure for all the senses!
Carol Henry has been represented in 35 galleries and over 200 exhibitions. Early on she developed a camera-less technique on Cibachrome paper that she titled Florachromes and another titled Shadowgraphs. She studied Art at the University of Cincinnati, photography at UCLA, and has a BFA in Photography from Northern Michigan University. Currently, she is a master’s candidate in Humanities with a specialty in Visual Arts at Tiffin University.
Carol is a founding partner of Carmel Visual Arts, Carmel, California, and spent 3 years as gallery director at Post Ranch in Big Sur. Carol spent 3 years as the fine print specialist for the Ansel Adams Gallery representing Ansel’s signed originals and was a 3-year artist-in-residence at Studio Channel Islands Art Center. Carol’s work is widely collected both nationally and internationally and hangs in many permanent and corporate collections. She has spent the last several years curating exhibitions in mediums of photography and painting.