The photographs in this series relate analog photography to the golden age of magic. In these images the photographer is the conjurer, a performer who creates tricks behind the curtain of the darkroom. Objects are often suspended, fooling the eye, but the illusions occur more frequently in the printing process, where photography is combined with drawing and photograms. In this digital age where viewers are primed to recognize and even expect photographic manipulation, the traditional silver print still holds a mystique that masks its potential for misdirection.

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