Ky Lewis

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This Chromoskedasic print is part of a large series created on my local allotment. Working directly with the organic materials available on site. The project looked at the cycle of growth over a growing year and was later exhibited in a show called "Common Ground" which brought together a textile artist and printmaker all from the same South London allotment.

This Chromoskedasic print is part of a large series created on my local allotment. Working directly with the organic materials available on site. The project looked at the cycle of growth over a growing year and was later exhibited in a show called "Common Ground" which brought together a textile artist and printmaker all from the same South London allotment.

This Chromoskedasic photogram is part of a large series created on my local allotment. Working directly with the organic materials available on site. The project looked at the cycle of growth over a growing year and was later exhibited in a show called "Common Ground" which brought together a textile artist and printmaker all from the same South London allotment.

Searching for Light is a double durational study documenting the passage of the sun using Solargraphy whilst looking at the effect of temperature, humidity and light on the seeds contained within the camera, they will be in situ for Approximately 60 days. Images from this series are to be exhibited at Brighton Photo Fringe and The Old Truman Brewery Photomonth

Searching for Light is a double durational study documenting the passage of the sun using Solargraphy whilst looking at the effect of temperature, humidity and light on the seeds contained within the camera, they will be in situ for Approximately 60 days. Images from this series are to be exhibited at Brighton Photo Fringe and The Old Truman Brewery Photomonth

Searching for Light is a double durational study documenting the passage of the sun using Solargraphy whilst looking at the effect of temperature, humidity and light on the seeds contained within the camera, they will be in situ for Approximately 60 days. Images from this series are to be exhibited at Brighton Photo Fringe and The Old Truman Brewery Photomonth

Pinhole, made in camera, whilst on the most wonderful beach in Norway Åkresanden. This has been accepted into the juried exhibition Krappy Kamera Exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery New York.

Pinhole, made in camera, waiting on Minster beach

This series looks at creating beauty from death, "Who Killed Cock Robin" contains a number of camera-less images created using multiple alternative process often within one image. This ongoing series documents the decay of the subject matter and has been exhibited in a number of shows

This series looks at creating beauty from death, "Who Killed Cock Robin" contains a number of camera-less images created using multiple alternative process often within one image. This ongoing series documents the decay of the subject matter and has been exhibited in a number of shows

This series looks at creating beauty from death, "Who Killed Cock Robin" contains a number of camera-less images created using multiple alternative process often within one image. This ongoing series documents the decay of the subject matter and has been exhibited in a number of shows

This Lumen is featured in Jill Enfield's Guide to Alternative Photographic Processes book

Part of a short series of Lumen prints I made in response to a discussion about the "Turin Shroud" after seeing an after image. I decided to explore the possibiliteis of using photo paper and chemical resists to create a similar response. This is featured in the Thames & Hudson Experimental Photography A Handbook of Techniques book and the Original SHS Experimental Photography book

"Evanescent Growth" This was made in response to the theme Death and Transition and explores the relationship between the essence of the former life of the subject and the chemical breakdown and transition to another form.

A darker take on the things you may find in a normal garden setting. A series of Lumen prints capturing aspects of decay, decomposition and discovery!

Strandline came about as a result of revisiting the beach of my childhood. Particular spots were frequented more than others along that stretch of coast and I wanted to capture whatever was on the specific spot.

Dying Light is a small series capturing the rapid decay of this beautiful animal, part of the larger series Death and Transition Dying Light I was the first image made for this particular series, it is thus the most complete. Exhibited at PhotoMonth East in 2015

Lumen Cat I is part of the Death and Tansition series. This series also explores the degenerative interactions of the forms and how they decay. The marks they make and the essence of them, left to create their images on various light sensitive material. Exhibited at Actinic Festival 2015

The Lumen Moth Series was part of my initial searching for a thematic series relating to the capture of periods in time that would represent those last dying moment, caught in the flame and so quickly extinguished.

I am interested in observing the decay process of various subjects and was presented with a 'gift' from my cat, I couldn't not use this and immediately knew I had to make a record of it's decomposition using the lumen process. I

Ky Lewis

Ky Lewis is an artist and fine art photographer using a variety of media and alternative photographic processes. She uses many different camera formats from toy to 10 x 8, also  making pinholes from recycled objects and she uses camera less techniques to create images using such processes as Lumens, Cyanotypes, Photograms, argyrotypes and salt prints. Her current work practice explores camera less techniques involving the subjects of death and decay, cycles of life and time. Her love of slow photography extends to extremely long exposures from months to years using Solargraphy with home made pinhole cameras. Her work can be seen both off and online in publications such as, Light Leaks Magazine; Square Magazine; Blur Magazine;Sarmad Magazine; The Hand Magazine; Sounds Remote; Caught By The River; The Pinhole Camera and Experimental Photography Books.  Working both alone and collaboratively she has also exhibited nationally and  internationally in selected juried group shows.
She was also happy to be short listed for the Secret Art Prize in 2018

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