Trace is a series of scanned and edited lumen prints. The images are made by pressing the body to the surface of the photographic material under natural light for up to 30 minutes. Unlike traditional photographic portraits, lumen printing requires the subject to make direct contact with the surface to which the image is being transferred. Where there is form on the page is where the artist’s skin touched the paper. This project is an exploration of the relationship between the body and the photograph and an attempt to slow the process of subject becoming object. In lengthening exposure time and removing the observational presence of a camera, the transference of body into object becomes collaborative with medium, a gift to the material, attempting to establish the transference of image from self to surface as a natural extension of being. Using fluid form, the body is being both constructed and abstracted, piecing it together from what the material picks up and hiding what can not be seen by lumen processing. Leaving a trace of presence and physicality on ephemeral material, this set removes the photographic moment from the camera and merges it with the physical world.