Analog Pleasure: Tom Warren’s Visual Journal Series

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Analog Pleasure: Tom Warren’s Visual Journal Series

Using a date stamp Leica camera as inspiration, photographer Tom Warren has created an epic “Visual Journal” that dates back to 1969. His process involves shooting stream-of-consciousness images that are then sequentially mounted on museum board. To date, 1,310 of the grid-based, large-scale photographs exist, a few of which are on view at Site: Brooklyn Gallery at The Yard through September.

Duggal Visual Solutions has worked with Warren for more than a decade. From processing some of the original slides in Warren’s series, Photographing Art, also on view, to printing the Paris grid from the Visual Journal series, Duggal’s production expertise and collaboration with the artist has stood the test of time.

Warren’s Visual Journal work is reminiscent of the days of shooting film and contact sheets, and speaks to the unique analog pleasure of looking at a discreet set of interrelated image frames. The Paris grid captures the Eiffel Tower, the ChampsÉlyséesArc de Triomphe, a few pedestrians, and splashes of the color red, collectively creating a repetitively quirky geometric pattern; a prime example of Warren’s visual mind in real time.

Warren’s photographic collaborations with Duggal have involved several team members over the years; specifically Richard Rogers, JR Martin and Anita Ollivierre in the customer service area to name a few. This time around, Duggal’s top tier printing department will take the lead producing all sold color grid editions from the Visual Journal series.