Rinne Allen is a photographer living in Athens, Georgia. Working in both color and black & white, she enjoys documenting process as a way to show the effort that goes into creating things. Rinne spends most of her days collaborating with chefs, farmers, artisans, and designers to document their work and the process of creating it.
Rinne has a background in fine art photography, with a BA in Photography from Sewanee.
12" X 16"
One-of-a-kind light drawing on watercolor paper
Signed and dated by Rinne Allen
Each piece varies slightly in color and has purposeful imperfections
A light drawing is an early photographic process that does not use a camera. Instead, watercolor paper is painted with a light-sensitive pigment. Once dry, the treated paper is placed in the sun with selected specimens arranged on top. After a period of time in the sun, the paper is brought inside & the specimens removed, revealing the shadows of the specimen across the paper- a unique chemical reaction between the sunlight, the paper, and the specimen.