"There is a fundamental element of simple delight in Stardust. The presentation is reminiscent of musty boxes of long-lost family photographs rediscovered in the attic—brought back to life and elevated with a touch of stardust."
Kent Krugh is featured in issue #41 of Adore Noir.
"Kent Krugh’s Speciation exposes the mystery within the apparatus; the resulting photographs are a mixture of the clear and the opaque. The possibility inherent within each machine is palpable. How can these various combinations of circles and squares bring forth the magic that we call photographs? The machines themselves are things of beauty."
Magic in the prick of a pin. Friend riddles vintage photos with holes; her photographs of them sparkle. Bloomfield, a pinhole photographer, makes gauzy, eerie images with a 19th-century process that mixes in watercolors.
As anyone who has stood over a darkroom tray can attest, photography transforms light and chemistry into magic all the time. Panopticon Gallery is infusing its own enchantment into the holiday season with Alchemists, two solo exhibits by photographers Amy Friend and Diana H. Bloomfield, who use light and chemicals in diverse alternative processes to create elegant imagery reminiscent of the past.