Five images reproduced as a series in 'Strange Genius' 2002. South Dennis, MA: 21st, the Journal of Contemporary Photography.)
Vincent Serbin has been working at his own brand of photography for over 30 years. Serbin uses drawing, set construction, multiple-image printing and “negative collages” to create his dense works, which cover a multitude of subjects.
In constructing his collages, Vincent Serbin combines upwards of three or four negatives, cutting or tearing out selected image areas from each negative and taping them together to create a single master negative. Serbin also incorporates words, graffiti-like doodles and outlines etched into the emulsion or marked on the surface of the negative.
Although Vincent Serbin describes his darkroom procedures as fairly straightforward and conventional, he has developed some highly refined toning techniques that combine selective applications of selenium, sepia toner, and bleach to create what he describes as a “speckled effect.” (asher neiman gallery)