by Travis Lawrence in New Photography on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Alison Scarpulla is a magician. All of her images are done through traditional film. There is no Photoshop: that is her dipping her negatives into acid and wine. There is no fancy light trick: that is her smearing dirt across the camera lens. If there is one thing an emerging artist should learn to appreciate it is the art of process. It is a ritual and a ceremony. Learn this, worship this, and poof. You are a magician! One can only hope that your magic is as real as hers.