ARTIST SERIES

Bill Armstrong, After Francis Frith, Pyramid II
After Francis Frith, Pyramid I
Bill Armstrong, After Roger Fenton
After Roger Fenton I
Bill Armstrong, After Gustave Le Gray
After Gustave Le Gray I
Bill Armstrong, After Atget
After Eugene Atget, Mannequins I
Bill Armstrong, After Eugene Atget, St. Cloud II
After Eugene Atget, St. Cloud II
Bill Armstrong, After Carleton Watkins I
After Carleton Watkins I
Bill Armstrong, After Pascal Sebah I
After Pascal Sebah I
Bill Armstrong, After Felice Beato I
After Felice Beato I
Bill Armstrong, After Gustave Le Gray VI
After Gustav Le Gray VI
Bill Armstrong, After Atget Versailles
After Eugene Atget, Versailles I
Bill Armstrong, After Darius Kinsey
After Darius Kinsey I
Bill Armstrong, After T.E.M. and G.F. White
After T.E.M. and G.F. White
Bill Armstrong, After Thomas Cuccione I
After Thomas Cuccione I
Bill Armstrong, After Félix Bonfils
After Félix Bonfils I
Bill Armstrong, After Atget #2
After Eugene Atget, Mannequins II
Bill Armstrong, After Timothy O'Sullivan I
After Timothy O’Sullivan I
Bill Armstrong, After Gustave Le Gray V
After Gustave Le Gray V
Bill Armstrong, After Etienne Carjat I
After Etienne Carjat I
Bill Armstrong, After Maxime Du Camp I
After Maxime Du Camp I
Bill Armstrong, After Gustave Le Gray #3
After Gustave Le Gray III
Bill Armstrong, After Eugene Atget, St. Cloud III
After Eugene Atget, St. Cloud III
Bill Armstrong, After Eadweard Muybridge I
After Eadweard Muybridge I
Bill Armstrong, After John Beasley Greene, 2016
After John Beasley Greene I
Bill Armstrong, After Gustave Le Gray VII
After Gustave Le Gray VII
Bill Armstrong, After Felix Teybard
After Felix Teynard
Bill Armstrong, After Timothy O'Sullivan II
After Timothy O’Sullivan II
Bill Armstrong, After Alexander Gardner I
After Alexander Gardner I
Bill Armstrong, After Anonymous (Detroit Publishing Company) I
After Anonymous (Detroit Publishing Company) I
Bill Armstrong, After Atget Versailles II
After Eugene Atget II
Bill Armstrong, After Carleton Watkins II
After Carleton Watkins II
Bill Armstrong, After Gustave Le Gray IV
After Gustave Le Gray IV
Bill Armstrong, After Pascal Sebah II
After Pascal Sebah II
Bill Armstrong, After Gustave Le Gray #2
After Gustave Le Gray II

Bill Armstrong writes: “In After: Dreaming in Color, I imagine the history of photography as if in a dream, making color interventions into iconic 19th-century photographs.

“My process is to transform appropriated images taken from the web and from books by injecting color, either digitally or by manually using color filters and a light table—or a combination of both. After: Dreaming in Color continues the arc of my investigation into layering found or appropriated images that I have been pursuing since the late 1970s, first with collages made from advertising posters and then with the blurred images of the Infinity series that I am known for.

“In my research I have found that the standard histories of photography often somewhat arbitrarily pass over the fact that color has been around since the beginning: in Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes; in opalescent daguerreotypes; in hand–colored and sepia-toned photographs. In response to this oversight, I have created my own dreamlike history of color photography. It is a reverie that continues my ongoing study of the contrast and harmony of colors, but this time with an eye toward wit, humor, and visual puns.”

Work by Bill Armstrong