Photography

Photography is my main artform, and what I desire to pursue in life. Through photography, I've been able to get to know my rats by their personality and their beauty. All photography featured in this gallery is tactile -- be it darkroom photography or some sort of alternative process. Strictly digital photography is not featured here, and instead is available for sale as prints and on select merchandise through the Better Holes and Garbage Store.

Most images have been cropped to fit, so don't forget to click to see the full image!

Rat Goddess I

Hand printed on 8 1/2" x 11" Agfa Classic Fiber Based Paper
$50

A project for my Black and White: Medium and Large Format class, all photos in the Rat Goddess series were shot on 3/4 inch film with a Bronica medium format camera.

Rat Goddess II

Hand printed on 8 1/2" x 11" Agfa Classic Fiber Based Paper
$75

To further emphasize the goddess aspect of the images, I experimented with printing through crumpled parchment to give an ethereal quality.

Rat Goddess III

Hand printed on 8 1/2" x 11" Agfa Classic Fiber Based Paper
$75

Because of the uneven surface that the parchment created, each print of Rat Goddess II through IV is truly unique -- each printing results in different cracks and halos, with different sections being in focus or blurry.

Rat Goddess IV

Hand printed on 8 1/2" x 11" Agfa Classic Fiber Based Paper
$75

Of course, the most challenging aspect of these photo shoots were the rats. They weren't pleased with the flash of the strobe lights, and I received quite a few bad scratches as a result.

Rat Goddess IV

Hand printed on 8 1/2" x 11" Agfa Classic Fiber Based Paper
$75

Overall, I shot two rolls of 12 exposure, and was satisfied with the majority of images. In time, I may print more images from this collection.

All text, images, and content copyright Lori Weeder 2006 unless otherwise noted.