Ken Gerhardt Photographer

ABOUT

"As our railway line slowly decays, so sleepers become tombstones and sea sand her grave."

This railroad is falling into disrepair and has come to an almost standstill, commuters often left high and dry. I shudder to think that someday this stretch of railway track may be abandoned entirely.
I drive by this coastline almost daily; I've come to know every twist and turn as the tracks meander along the seashore. My challenge is to photograph this railroad as if seeing it for the first time; I want to rediscover the nuances – and photograph the 'ordinary' and make it 'extraordinary' to my viewers!
To bring about an awareness of the potential loss to our city! I have 22 limited-edition Silver-Gelatin handprints with my curator in Milan, Italy. However, I'm constantly shooting additional studies –a pictorial memorial in the making.

PS: "MAKING LIGHT WORK" – is an in-house video portraying how close the tracks hug our picturesque coastline.

Technical Details:
[B&W Silver-Gelatin limited-edition fine-art handrints]
* Pertinent details are pencilled on the reverse of each handprint.
* Limited editions are autographed and numbered from, 1–5.
* Each Silver-Gelatin handprint displays my unique emboss mark.
* Framing is not undertaken nor, are 'courier costs' included in the price of an original handprint.

Date created: August 2019 2019-08-01T00:00:00+0100
Date published: 7 September 2021 2021-09-07T16:48:42+0100

MADEIT CREDITS

  • iB Agency, Milan ItalyClient
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Contributor:

Ken Gerhardt has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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