Self published by Oliver Raymond-Barker (2017)
Slate covers with sewn canvas hinge
260mm x 320mm
12 pages / Somerset Satin soft white 300gsm
10 original silver gelatin chemigrams
This publication encompasses diverse materials and techniques – a homage to the polymath and an attempt to create something wholly unique that captures the essence of the stone. The images within the book are chemigrams. These images have never been in a camera. They are made by imprinting ‘fogged’ black and white photographic paper directly onto the rock face, in combination with photographic developer and fixer. They are not traditional photographs, more photogenic drawings or prints that have come into being through a very real and visceral interaction with the rock.