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TimeZones
(2008)

This body of work is comprised of nine 60x50" silver gelatin prints that precisely represent one tone from black to white of the 'Zone System' (made popular by Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) in his Basic Photo Series). In many respects, the Zone System is the crucial theoretical element linking the creative process with the craft and technique of traditional photography. Mapplethorpe initially conceived of the idea as a means of showcasing the medium in its' most fundamental way after accepting the probability that this photographic method could one day be obsolete.

Above (L to R):
Zone I, 2008
Zone III, 2008
Zone V, 2008
Zone VII, 2008
Zone, IX, 2008