Sunday, July 17, 2022

Girls in the Classroom, Shamli District, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2018

This is what happens when the digital camera comes out. The girls start to run around, pick friends and get creative. We use available light and sit still while the students direct the photography!

School Children + Badminton Rackets, Alwar, Rajasthan, India

This is what I miss about India, the spontaneity. You wake up in the morning with camera in hand and find yourself in the middle of a crowd of children. The Rajasthani landscape is sublime as is the sunshine. Having these images to view decades later is a gift beyond measure.

Sand Dunes + Silver Gelatin Print, Imperial Sand Dunes, California, 2019

Although I love the portraits, it's time to take a short break and print the landscape images from California and Utah. While working my first corporate gig a few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel the States and bring my camera along. This landscape is from Imperial Sand Dunes in Southern California. A dream landscape over every dune!

PS This negative was exposed in 2019 with a Hasselblad 501CM/60mm combination and printed in the darkroom to 11x14 just yesterday.