Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process. Elmaleh is a West Virginia based photographer and...
Focus:Photographer, Travel, Fine Art, Environment, Documentary, Photography, Portraiture, Art
Covering:USA & Canada
Skills:Historical Processing, Book Layout/Design, Black & White Printing, Video Editing
In 2012, I felt the earth move beneath my feet where I did not choose to step. I slipped into a depression, the kind, if you know it, that’s sticky, that blankets everything. I decided to make a project of it – a daily regimen of self-portraiture, a penance that must be completed once daily, to force myself to examine my own person. To make this penance complete, I was to use the 8x10 camera – the farthest thing, in my mind, from a snapshot camera – the 8x10 is a camera that has to be meditated on for even just the act of setting up. I did this daily for an entire year, and then some – it was hard to stop once I started. These are a selection of images from that body of work.