Esse | 'esē, 'ese | n. essential nature or essence
ORIGIN mid-16th cent.: Latin, literally 'to be'
Esse was inspired by the expression of essence. This series comprises long exposure analog photographs of people expressing themselves through movement—of people just being who they are. Inherent in the latin root of essence, esse (to be), is the implication of motion. To be human means constantly becoming and unbecoming. We all embody more than can be detected in one glance. These images use a slow shutter speed to include the dimension of time and thereby better capture each person’s essence, each person’s authentic energy.
This statement piece includes twelve gelatin silver prints. Limited edition of five. Titled, numbered, and signed by artist on front of mat in acid-free metallic ink. Exclusively archival materials were used in the creation of this piece, including a specific dry mount process and UV-protected glass to further protect integrity of prints. The piece is encased in a high quality custom frame with tarnished metal finish.
Framed size: 35 x 37 x 1.25 in / 88.9 x 93.98 x 3.175 cm
Limited edition 2 of 5.
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Images captured on Ilford HP5 photographic film and hand-printed in wet darkroom on archival fiber-based Ilford gelatin silver paper. Mounted using an archival dry mount process, matted, and framed.