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My name is India. Born & raised in San Francisco. Spent four years living in Vermont. Now living in Brooklyn. I make art.



I founded this arts org in Brooklyn. I curate shows and make cool stuff happen.

I also write this beer blog.
And I run this blog about restaurant bathrooms.

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Why is this wrinkly piece of brown-ish paper with the silhouette of a tea bag on it so important?
Because I made it light sensitive! This used to just be an ordinary piece of cotton based paper. But I soaked it in silver nitrate, let it dry, then exposed it to light with a tea bag sitting on top and the image appeared. The silver nitrate made the paper light sensitive. After that I soaked the print in a potassium iodine bath and it turned this yellow/brown color. The potassium iodine will keep the image fixed and permanent for a while but not forever. This is a method invented and discovered by William Henry Fox Talbot. He called it the “photogenic drawing.”
This Historical Processes in Photography class is going to be awesome.

Why is this wrinkly piece of brown-ish paper with the silhouette of a tea bag on it so important?

Because I made it light sensitive! This used to just be an ordinary piece of cotton based paper. But I soaked it in silver nitrate, let it dry, then exposed it to light with a tea bag sitting on top and the image appeared. The silver nitrate made the paper light sensitive. After that I soaked the print in a potassium iodine bath and it turned this yellow/brown color. The potassium iodine will keep the image fixed and permanent for a while but not forever. This is a method invented and discovered by William Henry Fox Talbot. He called it the “photogenic drawing.”

This Historical Processes in Photography class is going to be awesome.

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