Episode 25: David Emitt Adams

 © David Emitt Adams

© David Emitt Adams

David Emitt Adams recently won the 2016 Clarence John Laughlin award for his photography, and if you've ever seen it before, you know why. In his work, David uses the wet-plate collodion process to create images on objects from his students' used film canisters to discarded cans found in the desert to oil drum lids, and the interplay between the photographs and the objects on which they're exposed adds a whole new dimension. (No pun intended.) David and I had a great talk about his work, and then in the second segment we moved on to discuss the ideas of permanence and impermanence.

(Recorded August 7, 2016)


About the Show:

Keep the Channel Open is a bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with artists, writers, and curators. The show is hosted by San Diego-based photographer and writer Mike Sakasegawa.