Saturday, March 24, 2018

Contact sheets... and then some

This small but hopefully growing batch of images was inspired by a 16x20 print i have had on my wall for almost 25 yrs. It is an enlarged contact sheet, a thing of beauty made by an enlarger that no longer exists, at a lab that no longer exists. The scene is a sunset at Ocean Beach, SF, CA. It's handcolored, a progression from sunset... to sundown.

I have scanned numerous proof sheets, looking back at them, & the 'collection' of frames can coalesce into something larger than the sum of the individual frames.
Most rolls were taken (obviously) around the same place(s) - the frames have a similar feel, lighting, subject matter.
So to make a long story short, i started making 'creative contact sheets' - editing & rearranging the frames, sometimes coloring them.

It's been a great free-for-all.
And since i have a pile of contact sheets about knee high, there will probably be more to come :-)

If you like what you see here, and want to take in more:

I've been self publishing my own books thanks to Blurb.

Previews of all at:

'California Beach Trip':
On Amazon:

'Desert Trip'
On Amazon:

'Seeking the Vibe'
On Blurb:

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