A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Cut Paper Silhouette (Girl, Age 9) Mid 18th Century - Mid 19th Century

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Salted Paper Print (Lawyer John F Belsterling) 1840 - 1860s

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Daguerreotype (Man with Large Bow Tie) 1840 - 1865

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Albumen Print (J.A. Bodie, Honesdale, PA, Evans Family) 1850 - 1895

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Tintype (Boy in Plaid with Rosy Cheeks) 1855 - 1860s

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Stereograph Card (Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls) 1870 - 1920

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Dry Plate Negative (Mother in Yard, Winter, Snow, Fur Coat) 1880 - 1900

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

35mm Film (People and Places in Ohio) 1910s - Present

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Diffusion Transfer (Two of Four Sisters) 1948 - 2008

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Inkjet Print (Baby’s First Passport Photo) 1976 - Present

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.

A Photographic Timeline

A Photographic Timeline

Digital Image (JPEG Format) (Niepce_Le_Gras.jpg) 1992 - Present

A Photographic Timeline inverts the photographic hierarchy of visual and tactile. A series of rubbings document the evolution of the photographic object throughout the medium’s history. The frottage technique obscures the visual information typically desired from photographs, while calling forth another kind of surface information that speaks to the care, the abuse, the ornamentation, and alterations unique to each photograph’s encounter with the world.