Roger Parry French

Not on view

Parry produced the hallucinatory inversion of tones in this photograph by making a copy negative of his original negative (creating a positive), and then making a negative print from it. The extra step in the normal negative-positive procedure created a ghost train hurtling through a plausible night, its black headlight the absence of warning.

Locomotive, Roger Parry (French, 1905–1977), Gelatin silver print

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