Ah, 35mm film. We DO remember when! And so does Misha Ashton – a self-taught photographer who relies on obscure angles and a 35mm film developing process to create a unique and altered image. The imagery in the world around her, from ordinary day-to day scenery to broken and dilapidated objects, inspire and show up in Misha’s artwork. She is always challenging herself to push her art to new levels by shooting with a variety of cameras and experimenting with different films and developing processes.
In Misha’s newest series, she photographs animals at natural history museums and then rewinds the film and shoots through the roll again. AND THEN SHE BOILS the negatives to create a beautiful mess of imagery. (Did you catch that? BOILS.) Photographs are taken with 35mm film and are printed exactly as they turn out in an alternative developing process – none of Misha’s images are photoshopped. Each image is printed on 100-year archival photo paper with all the appropriate chemicals. They are signed and dated with each location noted, and mounted onto a photo block to easily display around your home.