About this piece:
Using photo-profiles from an iPhone social-app, I translate the images of men I chat with onto metal intaglio plates. The size of each portrait corresponds directly to the screen-size of my smartphone. This artist book encapsulates a collection of my internet pals, created from the social networks that exist within the construct of our contemporary digital world. Using traditional techniques of drypoint intaglio and lead-type letterpress I contrast the binary forces that exist in my life (analogue/digital – traditional/contemporary – virtual reality/physical reality – gay/straight – machine made/hand made etc.) in this artist book.
Each book contains ten portraits, introductory didactic and portfolio case.
Profiles used in this book are aware of their participation.
Drypoint and spit-bite on BFK with Japanese Washi Chine Colle. Letterpress printed cover and didactic. Hand made portfolio using archival board and hemp paper.
Having graduated from Sheridan College, School of Design in 1985, Tim currently works out of his home and studio situated in the historic Tyrone Schoolhouse, located in Innisfil Township, Ontario. Focussing on non-toxic print practices, Tim is dedicated to excellence of craftsmanship and continues to explore his interest in photography and the role it plays in the formation of memory.