Polaroid Type 55
selenium toned silver gelatin print
Gravina in Puglia is one of many Italian cities built along ravines that cut through the southeastern portion of Italy. The architecture featured in this image is a portion of the Roman bridge that rises high above the ravine floor. Cave homes, known as sassi
, were dug directly into the ravine walls and can be seen from the bridge. The sassi
remained occupied until the mid-1900s when local government forced families to relocate due to unsanitary living conditions.
Photographed at dusk (7:15-7:45p, the moon can be seen rising on the left) using a Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 camera and Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.5 lens with a #24 red filter. Image printed on Kentmere fiber-based paper. Publications:
- Behlen, M (ed.). 2014. "Chrystal Nause's Series Chiaroscuro". Pryme Magazine Blog. Post date: November 12, 2014. online.