Alexander Diaz, Associate Professor
Faculty Mentor Department
Art, Art History and Design
I began exploring manipulation and fabrication in the darkroom after a workshop in Alexander Diaz’s Introduction to Photography course. I have always had an affinity for nature, especially trees. I was especially moved by the barren trees seen during a cold North Florida winter. Growing up in Florida, I’m used to seeing the vast greenery brought by these trees, but there was just something about their emptiness during winter that really struck me. I wanted to capture and print them in a way that emphasized these qualities. Black and white film paired with splattering in the darkroom was a perfect medium for expressing these trees’ desolate and broken characteristics.
Kuss, Joshua M.
"North Florida Trees,"
PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas: Vol. 4:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/pandion_unf/vol4/iss1/8