Monday, August 26, 2013

from under a summer garden

These photographs are a selection from a larger series of 75 prints titled "From Under a Summer Garden", which I completed in the summer of 2000. They were inspired by observations in passing, as I rode my bike, or walked across campus on my way to and from my darkroom. They were all taken with a 4" x 5" pinhole camera that I loaded with black and white film. The perspectives were low, and often under a canopy of garden growth. Exposures were long, and the depth of field extensive. I printed them on 16"x20" mat finished paper, and hand-painted them in the accumulative colors of all the summer memories that are planted in my mind.