Rebecca Najdowski is an artist who considers how humans, imaging technology, and more-than-human nature are entangled.

✳︎ New Book: Ambient Pressure

/// Select Exhibitions ///
Inverted Landscapes
Interference Pattern

/// Recent Projects ///
Deep Learning the Climate Emergency
Ambient Pressure

/// Curation ///
The Image Looks Back
To the Moon and Back
A Field Guide to the Stars


Ambient Pressure

2017–ongoing | 70+ pigment prints and chromogenic prints, digital video

Ambient Pressure is an ongoing project that draws attention to the ways that photography has literally and conceptually ‘framed’ nature. The artworks emerge from a combination of analog and digital interventions, involving the manipulation and physical modification of photographs. The images undergo a dual composition process: first during film capture, and then through the transformation of negatives, scans, and prints using tools such as blades, lighters, markers, plastic, rocks, bleach, and other materials. In the second phase of composition, intentional marks, ruptures, or overlays are applied to emphasize that photographs are not transparent windows to the world but rather constructed representations. This process — which changes the material surface of the photographs — exposes the photographic conditions that objectify and create a distance between nature and our human experience.

A selection of images from this series is available as editioned prints, 20 x 24 in and 42 x 50 in. 
In 2023, Ambient Pressure was published as a photobook with Tall Poppy Press. 

Ambient Pressure (Black Hole), 2020–, preview of looped video