silver gelatin, gum bichromate, black magic, and kallitype
The creation of self-portraits has allowed Alexandra Rose to come to an understanding of their own individual identity. Working with film and hand painted chemicals, slows down the process of creation, enabling the monochromatic imagery to become abstracted from the moment that they represent. From the removed point of the present, looking at the past, the progression of loss, change, and growth can be witnessed. The body, the mind, and the spirit shift gradually so that the record better reveals what it looks like to be alive and evolving in this particular vessel.