Once again, we had two Artists in Absentia this month: the husband and wife team of Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. Unfortunately, Michael passed away several months ago, but his spirit lives on in his work.
|(c) Michael A. Smith|
Both Michael and Paula used large format cameras in their work; Paula the 4x5 and 8x10 and Michael using an 8x20 and 18x22! With negatives that size, most of his prints are contact prints meaning that they are printed on B&W photographic paper, and the negative size is the size of the printed image. As the great B&W contact papers disappeared, they developed their own!
Not being content to stop there, they are also the founders of Lodima Press. A small, independent publisher of fine art photography. To learn more about them, go to their website here.
To learn more about Lodima Press go to their website here.
As always, stay tuned, there's much more to come!