Marcie Jan Bronstein
Marcie Jan Bronstein takes photographs that act as mysterious points of departure for meditative imagery. Her photographic prints, often enhanced with invented color, are whimsical, painterly, and in the words of one critic, "filled with a sense of power and a tranquil still-life vision."
While Bronstein's background is filled with many years of work in the traditional darkroom, she now works exclusively in the digital darkroom. Digital prints are created in the computer: Both film-based and digitally captured images are scanned into her computer, and selectively "toned" and "painted" to create images.
Bronstein's newest series reflect her exploration and fascination with negatives. In her own words, "The radiant images that emanate from the negative entrance me. They are beautiful and strange, hyper-real and surreal... a bridge, perhaps, between the visible and the invisible. With my negative photographs, I hope to illuminate something fragile and poignant and mysterious, something that lies beneath the surface of the photographic print, yet far beyond it... an aura, a lifeforce, a luminous imprint of a latent image..."