Alchemy of Memory

Ok, for all of you 19th Century lovers of photography, here is an artist you should definitely check out.  Fran Forman, a New England based artist has created an interesting body of work in which she incorporates the tintype with 21st century modifications.   Taking weeks to produce, these portraits of 19th century unknowns are placed into fabricated environments often resulting in eerie yet enticing narratives.

With a background in psychology, design, and photography, I make photographic images combining portraiture with dreamed landscapes and the natural world. As my work creates juxtapositions in time, it also re-imagines relationships of scale and physical possibility. Although my images violate the laws of physics, they honor the interdependence and connections of humanity with the animals, insects, and plants, which populate the natural world

Forman’s website is

The Rower, 2010
The Explorer, 2005

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