Original Separations

Like Gorsky’s separation images, the photographs I have taken here are full-color, but they were not shot on color film nor with a digital camera. They consist of three exposures of one subject on black-and-white film, each exposure through a "sharp-cutting" color filter called a "separation" filter.  They give me the most pleasing color of any photographic process, because I can control that color to be very vivid, or very pastel, as the subject requires. 

 

The biggest advantage to color separation images is that, unlike color films or mathematically matrixed digital color spaces, black-and-white films have no colorants nor matrix dependency, so they have the greatest purity of original color, and - if kept properly - can last forever.