Fine Art Photography

Christopher Russell’s Unique Artwork Combines Photography and Drawing

April 17, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Christopher Russell/Courtesy of Upfor Gallery

“Aftermath #22,” 2014, from Christopher Russell’s series “Dissonance, Coincidence and Errant Gradations of Light.” Russell etches on the surface of his photos as a way to add layers of meaning.

There exist different philosophies among photographers about what images can and should do for the viewer. Some make pictures to convey a specific idea or message, others strive for ambiguity. Christopher Russell began scratching drawings into the surfaces of his prints because the photographs he was making “met the idea in my head, but the connections I was making were...

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