Jessica Eaton is a photographer based out of Montreal whose recent work has explored minimalist form and the interplay of space and time in the making of photographs. Satisfying in their display of intellectual curiosity and technical mastery, Eaton’s “Cubes for Albers and Lewitt” are equally enjoyed as purely visual inventions, playful in their display of color and form.
Eaton explains her process in the introduction to the series: “The images are constructed on sheets of 4 x 5 film. The subject is in reality monochromatic. The photographs use a set of cubes and ground options painted white, two tones of grey, and black. Through multiple exposures, the color hues in each image have been made by exposing the film to additive primaries of red, green and blue. The reflective value of the cubes controls the value of lightness of that hue, and the black is utilized as a type of reflective mask, keeping potential on the film for other exposures. The images are completely photographic yet not visible to the naked eye.”