Artist Statement:

Calvin Coloma’s photography reflects his interest in old technologies, new visions, and the restless exploration of visual form. Over the past decade, he has had exhibitions, been published in magazines, and worked a variety of collaborators for commercial work (interior, product, & fashion). Drawing from his interest in 19th century photography processes and techniques, collage, and architecture, Calvin creates textural photography that merge the old with the new.

His photography is digital in nature but maintains an organic quality because of his use of photographic elements of the past. Much of his recent work has centered around the tintype, cyanotype, and wet plate collodion process. However, he is interested in pulling new visuals and ideas out of these antiquated devices rather than treating them with a sense of preservation. As a result, Calvin creates with nostalgia and history while looking towards the future.