Marco Buonocore—Testnegativ

Artist book by Marco Buonocore—Testnegativ began as an attempt to catalogue the disappearing history of the tools used to calibrate darkroom enlargers, and has transformed into a work about the visual language of an era. Printed on a risograph copier, the book is a tribute to the darkroom, good design, the analogue era, and the collecting impulse.

This collection of negatives from all over the world were originally used for adjusting and calibrating darkroom enlargers, to obtain “perfect” exposures. A selection of the images in TESTNEGATIV were recently exhibited at Gallery 44 in the exhibition To fall by eye, and an accompanying essay by Fraser McCallum is available on Gallery 44’s webpage.

Cover - Testnegativ by Marco Buonocore

Testnegativ
by Marco Buonocore
essay by Betty Julian

32 pages, with glassine envelope
softcover, wire-o bound
b & w, risograph printed
ISBN 978-1-927730-05-8
Published by Anchorless Press

Available in our online store on Monday Dec. 21.

Courtesy of Gallery 44: To fall by eye installation view at Gallery 44. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.
Courtesy of Gallery 44: To fall by eye installation view at Gallery 44. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.