From: Bellarmine University
LOUISVILLE, KY--Artists Mitch Eckert and Laura Hartford both combine 19th and 21st century photographic processes in their work.
Mitch Eckert’s latest body of work, Borrowed Views, explores the genre of landscape photography. Borrowed Views is a phrase associated with Japanese garden designers of the Edo period in which a distant view was integrated into the garden design, allowing both the garden and the vista to be appreciated as one scene. These landscape photographs, made at botanic gardens, conservatories and museums of natural histories, is an exploration of the concept of the borrowed view utilizing the historic Kallitype process patented in 1889 by W. W. J. Nicol.