Darkroom processed film, photograph
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
Taken during the late 1980s and early 1990s, this body of work is made up of cross-color photographs of the artist’s friends and activist movements during the AIDS crisis in both New York City and Provincetown, MA.
This process was created in the darkroom during the artist’s college days, before Photoshop. The process started with a number of images shot on slide film. Instead of positive paper, Flash used negative paper. The colors were vibrant and all hues were reversed. Blues became reds and white became black. Flash was consumed by the psychological meanings of what colors were supposed to mean.