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  • What is a Derivative?

    Sometime in the fall of 2015 I began to experiment with a new process I titled ‘Derivatives’, but WHAT IS a derivative? A derivative is an attempt to combine my work in college with my work in analogue photography by ‘collaging’ on film through a process of multiple exposures. The project started as a direct response to the boom in amateur digital photography. To be frank, there is an abundance…

  • Creating a Redactive Poem

    In the last post we shared what a Redactive Poem is, now let’s take a look at how they are created. Making a Redactive Poem starts with collage. When sourcing through magazines for collage material, I am keeping an eye out for unique text/articles which can be used effectively. I think of this as a side benefit to all that work I put into finding collage material. I usually end…

  • What is a Redactive Poem?

    A Redactive Poem is a piece of text created by redacting all the text around it, leaving only a more simplified (often very different) version of what is left. I won’t claim to have invented this — it’s origins date as far back as the 1960’s. In 1977 Ronald Johnson famously created Radi Os — a longform epic poem constructed entirely from a single copy of Milton’s Paradise Lost. My…