I went to see his gallery set up on Lincoln Road Miami. So landscape is my thing. Its what I love and aspire to. The images were amazing and the printing even more interesting. Large images hang on the wall so large that you feel you are in the place you are looking at. The prints have a light and a colour that seems so real it is hard to beleive. I was very curious as to how they are printed. I have since found out tht they are printed on Kodak Metallic Paper and between two sheets of plexiglass to keep them perfectly straight.
While we were in the gallery there were two new images of Peter liks on display in two seperate rooms. We were brought in to unveil this shot and sat down on a sofa while the sales person dimmed the lights what happen was a shot of a river and its reflections as the lights dim the light changed. It was like watching as the sun set on a real scene. You felt as if you were sitting on the bank of the river watching the sun set.
It was explained to us that they were particular chemical used to create this effect I know now more. However his galleries are definitely worth a visit.
Heres one shot for the post but cannot do justice to what you will see in a gallery.
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In San Francisco last year. I somehow never wrote it up on my blog on a recent visit to Peter Lik (see link http://wp.me/p2dUJz-i1) another exceptional landscape photographer it brought it all back to me. I visited this photographer in San Francisco while working on my assignment three. I was particularly interested in colour at the time and here is an artist who uses it well.
Assignment three Colour http://wp.me/P2dUJz-aA
The images are shot on large format slides and when you look at a large scale landscape you can see the detail of every leaf. It is quite breathtaking.
I am curious also as to his printing process as the images look as if they are lit from behind.
This is what I found on his website.
“All original vintage photographs “OVP” are hand printed by Rodney, using the Fuji Type R process on their best professional paper available today; called Supergloss sometimes also referred to as Ultrachrome. The process and the paper cost more but it has excellent color that will NOT fade. Rodney also does all the work on our Fuji Pictro and Fuji Crystal Archive Photographs (FCA photographs have the same archival quality as OVP’s.)”
So I have tried to do some research into different paper that can have this effect on various forums. Here is what I hope to try out.
Fuji Pearl and Kodak Metallic. I will keep you posted when I manage to try these out. However lets not focus on the printing the magic of Rodneys images is the large format. The detail the patience needed to take these shots and a great mastery of his craft. I leave you with an image of his.
If you get a chance visit the Gallery as it is impossible to do justice of an original print.
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