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Figure 5.1. Veronica Maidenhair, from the Home series, traditional cyanotype toned in black tea, 6½″ × 8″ © Leslie Burns 2018. “I document, while simultaneously escaping, the world around me. Making alt prints in my backyard, with my kid and my dogs, isn’t how I envisioned my studio “career.” But it’s a damn wonderful blessing, being bound by kiddie pools, clotheslines and water hoses. I make pictures of my friends, my kid, my plants, and the things I love. I cherish these beauties as they distract me from my inner darkness. Processes invigorate me. Variables enliven me. Final prints are proof I was here.” Leslie Burns was born in 1975 in Florence, ...

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