New Relics by Ernesto Esquer will be on display in the North gallery at Art Intersection, making a great addition to our current juried exhibition Little by Little. Ernesto’s work captures the beauty of detailed and high quality emulsion lifts.
Ernesto Esquer will also be doing an Emulsion Lift Workshop on Saturday, December 7th, where he will be helping participants get reacquainted with the technique of emulsion lifts and polaroid film.
Ernesto is a photographic artist and printer from Tucson, Arizona. He actively works in all aspects of traditional darkroom photography and various alternative processes including cyanotype and lumen prints. He has extensive experience working with instant film including materials made by Polaroid, Fujifilm, and Impossible Project (now Polaroid Originals) and teaches instant film manipulations. He often combines processes or materials in attempt to transform a photograph into a precious object.
He received his BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and is currently the Laboratory Specialist of Photography at Pima Community College. His first book In No Time, featuring a collection of hand colored or toned gelatin silver prints, was released by Dark Spring Press in 2017. He is represented by the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona and Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
A small preview of some of his featured works can be found in the online gallery below.