The earth rolls in an eternal state of perpetual change. A blue gem in an ocean of darkness. Diverse & intricate. Subtle & nurturing. Nature's places are sacred in their ability to shape your soul & rekindle your instincts - to reawaken the parts of ourselves that lay dormant.
The images presented here represent this culmination of mind and matter. The psyche's reaction to its external surroundings. A journey to come closer to the earth. If you enjoy these images, drop back soon as there will be many more collections to come.
I use a mix between the digital and chemical process. I shoot with both 35mm (N80 / FE2) and large format systems. On location, light is captured on slide film, then scanned to digital at home where restoration can be more accurately accomplished. Ultimately, this mix blends the strengths of film (it's durability, color positive transparency, etc.) with the control and consistancy of digital.
Neither chemicals on film or a digital CCD chips reacts the same way that the human eye & mind operates in interpreting light. Predominantly, the brain plays a large part in understanding the color shifts that occur in different lighting. In the blue light of shadow and night for instance, we can still see a bluish gray piece of paper and know that it's white. Color correction is used to make the print look accurate under both normal indoor lighting and in window light. Finally, sharpening is used to regain the crispness the image has lost throughout the process. The perfect print seeks to restore the scene to what was seen in person, replicating what was originally presented as accurately as possible. If successful, a well executed image can allow the viewer feel like he or she is standing within the print itself.