Diane’s background in textile design drives her to notice the textures and fibers of her surroundings. About these images she writes:
When I travel I actively seek places where laundry (still) publicly hangs to dry. Hanging laundry is a timeless act common across many cultures. Even in large cities people have found ways to place their skirts and trousers on a line to dry. Perhaps these images can transport the viewer to memories of simpler places, times of quieter existence, and long ago remembrances of the fabrics touch.
(For technical information regarding how these images are created please see the bottom of the page)
Zone Slipping, 13 x 9″
I prefer to work in black and white without the distraction of color. All these images are made with film cameras using either film (Ilford or T-Max ASA 50 or 100) or paper (negatives) and many times with pinhole cameras. The paper negatives are almost exclusively developed in a homemade caffenol. The film is developed using Arista Premium developer and Arista fixer. I have tried many types of photographic paper, but my favorites are Arista VC RC Pearl & Arista.edu RC semi-matte Graded #2.I also use Harmon Direct Positive Paper.