Month: January 2020

Pushing the versatility of medium format to new limits

Evan Robinson is a photographer and director based in Los Angeles, California. He works with a wide range of genres and for a wide range of clients, including himself. When he’s not in a studio or on a commissioned assignment, you’ll find Evan hanging from an airplane, camera always in hand. His appetite for new experiences and new ways of expressing his creativity is infectious, while his photography, in all its diversity, is inspirational to say the least.   Photographing a university in India or a model in Los Angeles don’t feel particularly different to me. The goal is always the same – bring together a world-class team and walk away from set having created something unique and beautiful. Whether I’m looking at still life in the studio or a sunrise scene from the open door of an airplane, it’s the bold interplay between color and light that attracts my eye and gets me excited. I love working with art directors who bring a sense of play to everyday moments. Dancing with the push/pull of …

Photographer Harold Ross on working with fine art galleries

Harold Ross is an American fine art photographer who has been mastering the art of light painting for the past 30 years. His work has been exhibited, published and collected all over the world. Today, he teaches his unique technique of sculpting with light through his blog and regular workshops.   If you’re at a point in your career where you’re considering working with galleries to sell your work, here are a few questions I think you need to ask yourself beforehand: Do I want to work with limited editions? Whether you want to work with limited editions is a big and very important decision. Once decided, it’s difficult to change, so give this a lot of thought. Basically, if you work with higher quality galleries, limited editions are desired, as collectors of your work will want to have confidence that there will be a limited supply of your prints. This means that, all things being equal, your limited edition prints will have more inherent value than if you offered open editions (no limit to …

Meet Harold Ross, the light sculptor

Harold Ross is an American fine art photographer who has been mastering the art of light painting for the past 30 years. His work has been exhibited, published and collected all over the world. Today, he teaches his unique technique of sculpting with light through his blog and regular workshops.   My love story with photography started, as it does with many photographers, while standing next to my father in the darkroom, when I was very young. I’ll always remember those moments of watching the images come up in the developer tray. This seems rather quaint in today’s age of electronic devices, but back then it was truly magical. I remember wanting to recreate that magic for myself. At sixteen I bought my first camera, a GAF Instamatic, which I still own. I remember having so much fun photographing family and friends, and then developing the film and making prints in the darkroom. Both my father and my uncle were amateur photographers, and there was no shortage of good advice and technical help. It was …