Frank Lopez is an American, experimental photographer who works across a variety of alternative process methods including pinhole and wet plate collodion.
Lopez is also a teacher and works with students across a range of photography processes including digital, sabattier, cyanotype, wet plate and silver gelatin.
Lopez has spent extensive time across China, Vietnam and Korea producing street photography and cultural images made with a pinhole camera.
His latest work represents graffiti art and “slap tags”. These images are created with a hybrid process of digital and wet plate. The process starts with digital images produced on Lopez’s iPhone. These images are edited digitally both on the iPhone and in Photoshop. These images then are projected from an iPad retina screen back on to a wet plate then transferred as ambrotypes or tintypes.
Lopez lives and works in Dallas, Texas.
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