Adrift for so long in the wilderness of digital, I finally came across a body of work that refused to settle for mere ink on paper. No, this will not do, the images whispered to me. Nor is it the elegance of platinum palladium that we crave, they told me loud and clear. No. We want texture and grain. We want luminance and character. Embrace serendipity, the images told me. Come back into the dark where the gentle trickle of water and the glow of red light signals a rebirth of creativity.
If I have learned nothing else in my photographic life, I have learned to listen to my imagery. And so in September of 2014, I returned to silver gelatin printing.
I had forgotten the magic that can be achieved when we allow the photo gods to play a role rather than trying to control every last detail on the computer screen. I cannot wait to start printing every day.
Hi Ho SILVER! (photo) is my work diary, a blog that serves as my personal database and a way of sharing the joy of discovery. I invite you to stop by from time to time. Follow this link: hihosilverphoto.com
Every journey has its markers, waypoints that signify the twists and turns of each day's travels. These are my accumulated notes from the Pacific Coast.
Some friends recently comissioned a set of prints of this series from Venice. As I was framing them, I was reminded of just how much people seem to smile when they see these images. Perfect to brighten up a winter day.
Attending Photolucida — Portland, Oregon — April 23-26