Ken Gerhardt Photographer

ABOUT

The Artist in B&W
B&W Film - My First Love

This collection of black & white film photography is an ongoing project – 22 B&W limited edition handprints are currently in Milan, Italy to be exhibited.

Scripture tells us; “.., a prophet is seldom heard in his town.”
This is true – I drive by this railroad on a stretch of splendid coastline almost daily; I've come to know it too intimately. My challenge is to photograph it as if I'm visiting for the first time; I need to rediscover its newness – to shoot what has become 'ordinary' and make it look extraordinary! Not to appease me but, give my viewers a new take on this railway line...
Though this collection is my concept, a dear friend, Mark is guiding my creative endeavours and keeping me on track...

"MAKING LIGHT WORK" – is an in-house video demonstrating just how close the tracks are to the seashore...

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.

I utilise the "ProPhoto AirS Lighting System" to achieve desired 'working-apertures' and as 'fill-light' in shadow details. I often apply B&W Filters for contrasting enhancements, primarily skies. Prime Lenses are a must for all my B&W photography, whether shooting on location or, portraiture.

My B&W collections are exhibited in Italy, and locally here in Cape Town, RSA…

Date created: August 2019 2019-08-01T00:00:00+0100
Date published: 14 October 2020 2020-10-14T14:42:25+0100

MADEIT CREDITS

  • iB Agency, Milan ItalyClient
Project featured: on 11th June 2020

Off the Rails - The Artist

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