Datura and Passion Flower, Berkeley, 1987. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Van Gelder Simili Japon) from original 8×10 inch negative. My dear friend, and mentor-whose-mentorship-I-resisted, Ron Partridge, had a habit of gleaning flowers and plant material during early morning jaunts through his neighborhood. He loved that I loved datura flowers. And he loved to hear […]
Mendocino Botanical Gardens, CA. 1986 platinum-palladium print from 8×10 inch negative, printed in 1990 on Fabriano 5 paper From an ongoing conversation about the platinum-palladium printing process with David Chow: David: What is it about the platinum aesthetic that most appeals to you as a photographer compared to other photographic printing techniques? The ‘aesthetic’ was […]
Geoffrey Frosh, photographer 8×10 inches, platinum-palladium print on Fabriano 5 In a recent interview with photographer, printer and blogger, David Chow, he asked How do you normally approach taking a portrait of someone? A number of specific things have to be present or in place, and this is easy to talk about: atmospherics, equipment, the […]
Photographer, writer, Preston Merchant visited his alma mater, Sewanee, last week and posted these images on his blog. Thanks Preston!
Passion Flower, Berkeley, CA. 1986 platinum-palladium print, 8×10 in. My friend Ron Partridge turned 91 a few days ago. He celebrated by attending a reception / exhibition of his work at the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA. I wish I could have been there to hear him talk. This image was made […]