May 05, 2012

Homes & Heroes Exhibition Now Open

              The Marietta Museum of Art is currently hosting an exhibition of my architectural photography of the homes of the Civil War from now through September 9th. This collection of 27 images was selected from my new book collaboration with author Doug Frey on the historic homes of Marietta, Georgia. The three year long photography project yielded 235 gigs of location photography to sort through in preparing for this show. A special thanks goes to Canon Explorers Of Light for their primary sponsorship of this show. This would not have been possible with out the additional funding from onOne Software, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Adobe Systems, image mounting from Digital Picture Atlanta, and the framing from GW Molding.
            I printed all of the 24”x36” black and white prints myself on the Canon IPF6100 printer. Thanks to the precision color management with the X-rite system, the prints were right on the money each time out of the printer. Working in black and white and shooting architecture are both a little out of my every day comfort zone of working in the studio on product photography, but it was fun and quite an eye-opening experience to complete both the book and exhibition.  Using the Canon1Ds MIII camera and assorted tilt/shift lenses, the images were created using multiple exposures and merged to HDR files before converting to black and white.
            The show also includes a collection of Civil War photographs from collector David Wynn Vaughan. It will be available to view through September with the opening reception and book signing on June 2nd. Hope to see some of you there. To view all of the images from the exhibition, click this link. 
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