Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Art Photographer Gifford Ewing Works in Black and White - on big cameras.

And unlike the hundreds of frames available in digital photography, “everything is slow in my world,” Ewing said. “You are composing your shot like a painter paints.”

He recalls his first time in Death Valley National Park, which straddles California and Nevada. Ewing had hiked in following a rainfall and arrived in evening light.

“The landscape was extraordinary. I did not know where to start. So I said, ‘Start right where you’re standing.’ I took 10 or 12 shots in two hours. If I had been using a digital camera I would have taken 200 to 500 shots.”

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