As a former radiologist, Geoffrey Agrons began his career interpreting "photographs" of the human interior. In time, he recognized that an unspoken aesthetic appreciation of diagnostic images was deeply entwined with the rigor of anatomic analysis, logic, and problem-solving. He grew interested in a different relationship with photography, one that separated an immediate emotional response from vigilant interpretation. In 2005, he acquired his first camera and began to explore the world beyond the darkened radiology reading room.
Agrons hybridizes medium format and 35mm digital photography with traditional printing techniques. Platinum prints, also known as platinotypes or platinum-palladium prints, are made by placing the negative in direct contact with paper that is hand coated with a mixture of ferric oxalate and platinum and palladium salt solutions. After exposure to ultraviolet light in a printing frame, the print is developed. First used in the 19th century, this process has recently been paired with modern digital imaging by creating a negative with an inkjet printer using transparent media. Whether the image originates in a film or digital camera, the wide tonal range of the platinum print results in a delicate and ethereal quality.
Geoffrey Agrons lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work has been represented in many juried exhibitions and he has won numerous awards.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Director Award and Juror Honorable Mention, "Downtown", Johnson City, TX, A. Smith Gallery, 2014
Juror's Honorable Mention, "Still Life", Fort Collins, CO, The Center for Fine Art Photography, 2014
Director's Choice Award, "Take Flight", Lexington, VA, The Kiernan Gallery, 2014
Juror's Honorable Mention, "Natural World", Fort Collins, CO, The Center for Fine Art Photography, 2014
Juror's Choice Award, RAW Photography Exhibit 2013, Hammonton, NJ, The Noyes Museum Shop & Framing, 2013
Best in Show, A Celebration of Art & Life 2013, Philadelphia, PA, Perlman Center for Advanced Medicine and The Regional Community Arts Program for The Center of Emerging Visual Artists, 2013
Honorable Mention, InLiquid Benefit v. Thirteen, Philadelphia, PA, Ice Box Project Space, Cranes Arts Building, 2013
Best-in-Show, International Juried Photography Exhibition 2012, Richmond, VA, 12 12 Gallery, 2012
Gold Medal Award, 2012 New Images Photography Awards, San Francisco, CA, Gallery Photographica, 2012
Five photographs accepted to Permanent Collection, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2011-2012