DREW WAGNER

I have been captivated by the magic of the optics, mechanics, and chemistry of photography since I held my Aunt’s twin-lens reflex camera in 1970. This has led to a lifelong passion with photography, and in black and white analog photography in particular.

I work with medium and large format cameras. I develop silver gelatin and dry glass plate negatives and create silver gelatin enlargements, silver chloride contact prints, and albumen contact prints in my home-based darkroom.

I photograph things that I see as well as things that can only be visualized in my mind. I am particularly attracted to things man-made and natural. Sometimes it is an actual place or object. Other times it is the lines, textures, shapes, and tones that comprise the subject.

I am largely self-taught through books, photography clubs, camera stores, and practicing photographers. My learning continues as I explore new techniques and applications.

My work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, including the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown; Phillips Mill Gallery, New Hope; The Photography Place, Doylestown; the Banana Factory, Bethlehem; and Fox Optical, Bethlehem.

Monalog is supported by member dues and a portion of member print sales. All member prints are original and hand made, using various processes. Please contact member artists for further information.