Bill Brandt. Giant's Causeway, Antrim. 1946

Bill Brandt Giant's Causeway, Antrim 1946

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Brandt frequently applied washes to his prints to create dense shadows, using either gouache or an opaquing medium specifically formulated for use on photographs. Here he applied the black wash to reinforce the checkerboard pattern of basalt columns photographed on the coast of Northern Ireland, in some areas creating shadows where there had been none.

Gallery label from Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, March 6–August 12, 2013.
Gelatin silver print
8 9/16 x 7 3/8" (21.8 x 18.7 cm)
John Szarkowski Fund
Object number
© 2019 Estate of Bill Brandt

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