Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Edmund Teske!!!


These "discoveries" make me so happy and excited. Excited, really, because it motivates me to get back into the darkroom. How is it that this photographer isn't one of the big names mentioned in every Photo 101 class? 

Anyway, check out the "duotone solarizations" and the "abstractions" galleries. AMAZING.

12 comments:

Joe Conservative said...

His composites are inspiring, too. Great find!

-FJ said...

:)

Jen Brimmage said...

:-)

I've seen him before! I think his developing business is called "Found Film" or something like that. It's great that he takes the time to salvage those images.

Jen Brimmage said...

Nope, The Rescued Film Project. Wow, just went to the website. He got 1,200 rolls from one single photographer, shot in the 40-50's. That's a monumental project. I guess it's the age old desire for immortality.

Beantown AntiFacist said...

Happy New Year!

Jen Brimmage said...

Happy New Year to you!

Ducky's here said...

Had never heard of him, Jen. Thanks for bringing him to my attention.

Happy New Year.

Jen Brimmage said...

Happy New Year, Ducky! I've been thinking about you lately, hoping you're warm and healthy.

Isn't Teske's work fascinating? He was experimental in the darkroom, which I love, and his method of stacking the negatives to achieve a deeper meaning is amazing.

p.s. I'm contemplating going to upstate NY this summer to learn tintype. eeeeek!!

Ducky's here said...

Doing the best I can Jen.
Lucky to be able to get a plumber the other day when the main water supply froze. Never seen it this cold for a sustained period.

We are being treated to moderate temps today before a storm tomorrow.
Total suckage but that's a New England winter.

Ducky's here said...

Tintype?

I recommend Joni Sternbach.

Z said...

Holy SMOKE, what a photographer!

Jen Brimmage said...

I know, Z! His work is so beautiful, and he managed to put so much of himself into the images that the emotions are still strong after all this time.