In April 2020, just after the shutdown began, I was getting back on my feet for hiking six months after my hip replacement. My DSLR needed a repair but I couldn’t get it done right then. I pulled out my old Pentax K1000 fully manual film camera and a roll of black and white film someone had given me. I keep my favorite lens combination on this camera, the one I used to photograph all my favorite wildflowers: the original 50mm lens with a 1.25x converter which shortened the depth of field and added a wonderful soft blur all around the main subject.
I saw completely different things in the flora than I’ve ever seen before while using color film or my DSLR, and the feeling was completely different. The scenes look mysterious, foreign, while the photos themselves appear vintage. I had originally wanted a dozen images, or at least six or eight, but these three really hit the spot, three photos of emergent spring plants that followed a consistent theme and composition. I knew immediately I would title it “The Woods in Spring in Black and White.”
I have each of them as single prints, but I always have a set framed in identical frames and mats. The frames are always matte black, but they change in size, width and even shape depending on what I find from my wholesale suppliers or other sources. This set of 5 x 7 prints is framed in 1″ wide 8 x 10 matte black frames that are actually 2″ deep from front to back, That means they can hang on the wall or stand on a shelf.
I always include a good bit of photography in my Panhandle Trail exhibit and like to share some interesting views on common scenes. I included these photos as a mini-exhibit within the larger exhibit for my 2022 show.
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