Jon Verney (Art & Design)

By synthesizing traditional darkroom processes with environmental science, I have formulated a means of redeveloping and chemically toning black and white silver gelatin prints in sulphuric geothermal waters. This collaborative project with staff at the Material Sciences and Engineering Department conducts microscopic analysis of these thermally toned photographs using high-powered characterization equipment such as Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) to identify exactly which elements are present on the surface of the photos.