9 Photos - Sep 8, 2011
Photo: I.   	CapricciosoPhoto: II.  	AdagioPhoto: III. 	SostenutoPhoto: Another from my walk in the Washington Park Arboretum... These were done with an Imagon soft-focus lens (from the 1930s) and Nikon D3, shot late in the day.Photo: Sometimes the light surprises...Photo: VI. 	LarghettoPhoto: This is the seventh and final photograph from this series which I installed this week in the Meany Hall Photo Gallery on the campus of the University of Washington. These will be on view for the next 12 months, along with the work of three others.

Here is a portion of my artist's statement for the exhibition:

Pictorialist Arboretum
Photographs from the Washington Park Arboretum

I made these images on a late November day in the brief space of about ninety minutes, as the last sunlight of autumn was fading and many leaves had already fallen. Rendered in Pictorialist tones and Impressionist hues, these photographs couple the diffusion and glow of an antique lens with the contemporary processes of digital rendering, adding vibrant color to the Pictorialist's delicate use of shading.

This series couples an old Rodenstock Imagon lens with the Nikon D3's renowned low-light digital imaging to create a unique blend that is in the tradition of an earlier style in photography. Printed on fine-art rag paper, this work is my homage to the print as artifact.

I have used musical terms to describe the images, as in a Suite. The prints are 16X20", Matted to 24x28", printed on Epson Hot Press Natural Fine Art Paper, with Epson Ultrachrome K3 Pigment Inks.

An Artist's reception will be held on October 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. You're invited...Photo: Photo: