Part of the unconventional beauty of Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili’s photographs lies in their blurring of the boundary between medium and motif; her approach to representation is intimately bound up with the inherent characteristics of the photographic medium. The artist generally works with analog technology and large-format cameras, but she also integrates digital techniques into her compositional processes. Having studied with Stephen Shore in New York, she is fully conversant with the methods of analog color photography: From operating the camera to manipulating the negative and negotiating the intricacies of lab technology, she controls all stages of the process, intervening with sometimes extensive, sometimes minimal and barely perceptible alterations, collaging, enhancing negatives with scratch marks, and experimenting with cameraless techniques. Frequently, she digitizes
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