About Beverly’s Garden
The images shown are a selection from 75 images in the book. There are many I’d love to show but they can all be seen in the pdf of the book, which also thoroughly explains the evolution of the work.
Despite the preponderance of B&W amongst my work, I’ve actually done a lot of color as well, this being the first I chose to present as final art, representing my efforts. Obviously this work is very close to me and was very committed to it from beginning to end, even though it initially was only for Beverly.
Technical information- Photographed with a Mamiya RB67, on Kodak Ektar 100 color negative film, often hand held. Negatives were scanned with a Howtek drum scanner. A digital workflow from scan to print, of color negatives, is always problematic. I chose this work to try some experiments, hacking together a truly color managed, profiled, closed loop system that actually worked, though so clumsy and fraught with problems I’d not describe or recommend it. However it was fascinating to see a whacky uncorrected color negative scan suddenly pop into the most realistic color I’ve seen with the mere assignment of these profiles. Then of course further editing was done after converting to a large working space. Prints so far have been done on Hahnemuhle William Turner, once again showing it’s consistent ability to stunningly present color and density and everything we love about a photographic image. Image sizes have been 24.44 x 19.75″, edition of 20.