Past/Present-Memory/Loss

Celebrating material culture
during an exploration of still-life as portrait/self-portrait
.


Work from this series can be seen in real life:

Winter’s Long Embrace
Courtesy of Carrie Haddad Gallery
Group Show:
Bill Arning Exhibitions 17 Broad Street, Kinderhook NY
Saturdays 11-4pm Through March 9, 2024

Carrie Haddad Gallery Hudson, NY
AND
Collier West/Studio 369
369 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY


Images from this project were included in
Equipoise -Stasis and the Power of Suggestion in Still Life.
Carrie Haddad Gallery. Hudson, NY
Time Lapse - Contemporary Analog Photography
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

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Youth, Hermetically Sealed Forever

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Nellie Pansies

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Remember Me, Forget Me

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Everlast

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Fencing Mask

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Tulip

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Ophelia with Pansies and Rosemary

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Hornet’s Nest

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
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Blindfolded

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Cat’s cradle

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Forget Me (Bust in Dome with Azalea) 

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Blindfolded Front

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Bucket with Apple Blossoms

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Anxiety

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Hermes with Folding Binoculars

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
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Daffodils in Glass Urn

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Isolation Dome

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Unformed

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Patroclus and Achilles

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Remember Skull 

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Opera Flowers

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Shadow of her Former Self

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Bowl of Cherries

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Oakleaf Hydrangea

10x8” Cyanotype image on
14x11” sheet-Hahnemuhle Sumi-e
Edition of 5 in this size $900
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Image on Banner

TimeLapse at Shelburne Museum

Installation Footage

TimeLapse at Shelburne Museum

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At the Artists’ Panel

TimeLapse at Shelburne Museum

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Installation Still

TimeLapse at Shelburne Museum

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The Circle

9x6” Cyanotype on 14x11” Hanemuhle Sumi-e Ed. of 5
$900 unframed. email/questions

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Grandmother’s Corset

12x9” wet-plate collodion  on aluminum (tintype).

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Hercules

6x4” wet-plate collodion on aluminum (tintype).

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The Oarsmen

9x6” Cyanotype on 14x11” Hanemuhle Sumi-e Ed. of 5
$900 unframed. email/questions

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The Pause

4x3" wet-plate collodion on aluminum (tintype).19th century case

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Megaphone

9x6” Cyanotype on 14x11” Hanemuhle Sumi-e Ed. of 5
$900 unframed. email/questions

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The Rope

9x6” Cyanotype on 14x11” Hanemuhle Sumi-e Ed. of 5
$900 unframed. email/questions

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Tantulus

5x4" wet-plate collodion on aluminum (tintype).19th century case

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Nine Thanksgiving Wishes

Collage of 9-6x4” wet-plate collodion on aluminum (tintypes).

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Bicep

4.5 x 9” Cyanotype on 14x11” Hanemuhle Sumi-e Ed. of 5
$900 unframed. email/questions

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Glove and Oar

9x6” Cyanotype on 14x11” Hanemuhle Sumi-e Ed. of 5
$900 unframed. email/questions

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Wings

12x9" wet-plate collodion on aluminum (tintype).

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Wing Collar

4x5” Cyanotype on Arches Platine

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Pence Nez

4x6" wet-plate collodion on aluminum (tintype).

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Pence Nez Sunglasses

4x6" wet-plate collodion on aluminum (tintype).

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Expecting

4x5” Cyanotype on Arches Platine

Past/Present-Memory/Loss
A Celebration of Material Culture 
(during an exploration of still-life as self-portrait).


These are portraits of the things I live with, objects that have been passed down through my family, items I've used everyday for years and recent finds.
Plus friends doing curious things (often with objects)!
Shot with Tintype or on film and then printed with Cyanotype, the hand-made photographs give the viewer a glimpse into my self-created, pre-modern world, full of vintage objects and intriging stories. I keep these remnants of the past relevant by photographing them in settings and relationships which embrace or oppose their original purpose. The work can be humorous or upsetting, soothing or stimulating, telling stories of Memory/Loss, Isolation, desire and love of beautiful things. My passion for material culture, historic process, typography and storytelling drives me to create still-life images which are portraits of myself.

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All images, design and text © 2005-2024 by David Sokosh.