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Creating large scale, black and white landscape and cloud photographs for an exhibition

Peter's Hill, Arnold Arboretum  2009
Peter's Hill, Arnold Arboretum 2009
Dawn Redwood, Arnold Arboretum  2005
Dawn Redwood, Arnold Arboretum 2005
photograph from "Will it Burn"
photograph from "Will it Burn"
"Will it Burn"  first page
"Will it Burn" first page
Spring image from 1987 announcement
Spring image from 1987 announcement
cover of 1987 exhibition announcement
cover of 1987 exhibition announcement
winter poster
winter poster
fall poster
fall poster
summer poster
summer poster
cover of Boston Public library catalogue
cover of Boston Public library catalogue

The panoramic photographs you see in this presentation were shot by me over a two year period starting in 2009 with a medium format film camera. The negatives are 2x7 inches. Because I've chosen to make traditional black and white prints almost 5 feet in height, I'm incapable of printing them in my darkroom. With your financial help they will be printed by a custom lab where I work intensely with the technicians to produce a print that strongly renders their inherent qualities of light and form. The  prints will be  shown with earlier work in an exhibition of my black and white landscape photographs that opens in November of this year at the Alibi Fine Art Gallery in Chicago.

I have been making photographs for 44 years. Many of my images from the past 25 years were shot in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system that stretches from downtown Boston to Dorchester, five miles from the center city. I have made photograph throughout the Necklace and other Boston area parks in all seasons and all kinds of weather.

These vertical panoramic images represent the culmination of my many years of photographing the landscape. The format is inspired by my fascination with Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings, their dramatic rendering of cloud covered mountains, streaming waterfalls surrounded by thickly forested slopes and the suggestion of a humble human presence in the midst of the imposing formations.

clouds 2010
clouds 2010
Arnold Arboretum 2009
Arnold Arboretum 2009

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    Folding, signed, announcement, 7x7 inches, that accompanied a 1987 exhibition of my color landscape photographs made in the Emerald Necklace, the last great park system created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Spring, summer, fall, winter images accompanied by a Robert Francis poem. See in project description

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    Signed catalogue, 8x11 inches, 32 pages, 30 black&white photographs made between 1969-1994 that accompanied a 1999 exhibition of my photographs in the collection of the Print Department of the Boston Public Library. See cover in project description.

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    One of three signed 18x24 inch posters of my color photographs from the Emerald Necklace Park system, summer, fall and winter. The summer and fall photographs were made in the Arnold Arboretum. The winter image was made overlooking Ward's Pond in Jamaica Plain. All three for $60.00. See in project description

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    Originally published in l974, a signed and editioned spiral bound book of 13 of my photographs, each accompanied by excerpts from the poetry of the late Jack Myers, an award winning poet, Poet Laureate of Texas and Professor of Creative Writing at Southern Methodist University. Of the original signed edition of 50, 21 remain. An unnumbered copy signed by me is $40.00. See pages in project description.

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    Signed, editioned, archival inkjet print of one two black and white, vertical, panoramic landscape or cloud photographs, approximately 6x18 inches. You can see the images in the project video.

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    Signed and numbered, 10x10 inch gelatin silver print made by me in my darkroom, of one of two landscape photographs shot in the Arnold Arboretum. "Dawn Redwood" 2005 or "Peter's Hill" 2009. you can see these images in the project video. See photographs in project description

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