PRIMORDIAL ORDER is an experimental ritual using alchemy and numerology to navigate the journey from order to chaos as seen through the human experience.
Light is layered numerically. The first image is 1—order, a single exposure. 2 is a double exposure, 3 is a triple exposure. The series culminates with thirteen exposures on one plate—chaos.
Wet plate collodion was one of the first photographic forms discovered in the 1850s. In the alchemical darkroom process, light-activated silver is exposed directly onto black metal plates. Time, light, and chemistry need to be in a constant equilibrium for the image to take form.