In the spring of 2014 I was driving across the Oregon/Washington border and steadily making my way north. My destination? Alaska! A land of epic proportions and unparalleled beauty. I spent the better part of three months there plying its roads and exploring its vast and incredible landscape. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be publishing a book of these photographs to celebrate the journey!
In this digital age with the proliferation of cameras and the barrage of images on social media, we often forget about the value of a printed photograph. The tactile feel and experience of viewing a beautifully printed image. The experience is vastly superior to viewing a tiny photo on a glowing screen. Easily overlooked and undervalued by the swipe of the thumb. The printed photo is just paper and ink. When you print with intention and thoughtfully bind or frame an image, it takes on a whole new life. Beautiful in its analog simplicity and ease of which to behold. Quite possibly affecting the viewer more deeply and profoundly than any high resolution screen ever could.
It’s been far too long since I got my hands dirty and artfully produced a printed collection of photographs. That is why I’m waxing poetic and so excited to be working on this project. Please stay tuned for more details. I will be intentionally keeping costs to a minimum to more easily reproduce and share the book with those who are interested in a lost art.