TREES IN MIST, HUANGSHAN, CHINA
AVAILABLE AT 25% OFF DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME

This print, shown below, is now available for order online. This 11x14" silver gelatin print is being offered for a limited time at the very special price of $750 - a 25% discount off of the normal gallery retail price of $1,000. After December 31, 2017 the price will return to the normal retail price of $1,000.

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Trees in Mist

Trees in Mist, Huangshan, China
©1986 John Sexton. All rights reserved.

The image Trees in Mist, Huangshan, China was made during the last of three workshops I led in China during the 1980s. These workshops were part of a cultural exchange program between the Friends of Photography and the China Photographers Association. I led workshops in 1983, 1984, and 1986. On the last workshop I led we went to Huangshan. It turned out we were the first American photography group that had ever had an official visit to Huangshan. We had camera formats from 35mm to 8x10. We were so excited. There was a problem however…

Though we were atop Huangshan we NEVER saw Huangshan. The photograph I have included as this special print offer is the only image I made during our two-day trip to Huangshan, as this was the maximum visibility that occurred during our time there. We had hoped for mist and fog to have accentuated the legendary mythic spires of rock so predominant in Chinese landscape paintings, however we had way too much fog to even get a glimpse of the most subtle revelation of any such shapes.

Early on in my photography I learned an important lesson - not to have preconceived ideas of what I hoped to photograph. If I imagined a scene with dramatic clouds, the sky would be completely clear. If I hoped for soft light, there would be brilliant sunlight. Returning home after one such photographic outing it dawned on me that this was not an enjoyable or productive way to work, and in fact it was truly frustrating. In addition, I realized I was missing opportunities that were in front of me because I had been "blinded" by my predetermined ideas.

On my next photographic outing I took a different approach. I had an idea where I wanted to go, but beyond that I tried to just explore and photograph what came my way. I found this a much more enjoyable, and indeed a more productive experience. It is the way I try and operate to this day. When planning this photographic expedition to Huangshan I had many desires for the workshop group, as well as for myself. As I described above, the situation that unfolded was completely unexpected. I believe my approach of photographing that which I see, respond to, and feel gave me the 'gift' of this photograph, which I am very pleased to share with you.

This silver gelatin, selenium toned, print is approximately 9-7/8 x 10", personally printed by me (as are all my prints), processed to current archival standards, signed, mounted vertically, and overmatted to 16x20" on 100 percent rag museum board.

Prints will begin shipping on December 4, 2017. If you would like to receive your print in time for the Holidays, please be sure to let us know at the time of the order. It would probably be a good idea to follow up with an email. We will make every effort to ship prints out in time for Holiday gift giving to those who need them. All of the prints ordered will be shipped no later than February 28, 2018.

All prints are carefully prepared and packaged in specially designed protective shipping boxes and shipped fully insured via UPS Ground. If you have any questions about my prints, please feel free to contact Anne at 831-659-3130 or email: info@johnsexton.com. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific time.

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NEW LIMITED EDITION PRINT BY ANNE LARSEN
TWO TREES IN SNOW, YOSEMITE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
AVAILABLE AT 25% OFF DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME

This 5x7" print, shown below, is offered in a Limited Edition of 75 signed and numbered silver gelatin prints, plus 10 Artist's Proofs. When the edition is sold out no further prints will be made for sale in any size. The introductory price of the Limited Edition print is $335 - a 25% discount off of the normal gallery retail price of $450. After December 31, 2017 the price will increase to $600.

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Two Trees

 

Two Trees in Snow, Yosemite Valley, California
©2011 Anne Larsen. All rights reserved.

My print Two Trees in Snow, Yosemite Valley was made on a beautiful winter morning in Yosemite Valley. It had stopped snowing in the early morning hours, so that morning we woke up to the most perfect winter wonderland. We drove to El Capitan Meadow. It was absolutely beautiful. I made a number of images with my Hasselblad that morning, but the one that stood out among the others was the image "Two Trees in Snow." I was excited when I made it, but I was even more thrilled when I saw the negative and the contact print. It would please me if you could feel the chill in the early morning air, and hear the soft crunch of fresh snow under my boots as you look at my image. I hope you will enjoy it as much as me!

This silver gelatin, selenium toned, print is approximately 6-1/2 x 7" personally printed by me (as are all my prints), processed to current archival standards, signed, numbered, mounted, and matted to 14 x 17" on 100% rag museum board. This print is offered in a Limited Edition of 75 numbered silver gelatin prints, plus 10 artist proofs. When the edition is sold out no further prints will be made for sale in any size.

Prints will begin shipping on December 4, 2107. If you would like to receive your print in time for the Holidays, please be sure to let us know at the time of the order. It would probably be a good idea to follow up with an email. We will make every effort to ship prints out in time for Holiday gift giving to those who need them. All of the prints ordered will be shipped no later than February 28, 2018.

All prints are carefully prepared and packaged in specially designed protective shipping boxes and shipped fully insured via UPS Ground. If you have any questions about my prints, please feel free to contact Anne at 831-659-3130 or email: info@johnsexton.com. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific time.

Learn more about the print Two Trees in Snow, Yosemite Valley, California

 


 

2018 AND EARLY 2019 JOHN SEXTON PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

I am pleased to announce my new workshop schedule for 2018 through early 2019. I continue to be amazed at the interest in the workshops that we offer. It is particularly rewarding to note the international interest in our traditional printmaking workshop, The Expressive Black and White Print, being offered in 2017 for the thirty-fifth consecutive year! By popular demand we are once again offering the Fine Tuning the Expressive Print workshop in April 2018. This workshop is open only to individuals who have previously taken one of my printing workshops.

John Secton Photography Workshops 2018-2019

You can see the complete schedule, get detailed information about the workshops, and download an illustrated PDF of the new workshop brochure here: http://www.johnsexton.com/schedule.html

We have indicated that past offerings of the Fine Tuning workshop could be the last such offering. However we continue to get workshop alumni specifically requesting the opportunity to take this workshop, so we are planning to offer it one more time again. Will it be the last offering? At this point we think so… but who knows what the future holds?

If you're interested in next October's Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierra: Exploring Autumn Light workshop, be sure to apply early, as this workshop fills quickly. Charlie Cramer and I both personally review all applications and try and put together a workshop group that will create a stimulating environment for all who attend – both traditional and digital photographers are invited to apply for this synergistic field workshop experience.

I want to thank all of our workshop Corporate Partners and Associate Partners for their support of the program once again this year. It is amazing to realize it was more than forty years ago that I taught my first small workshop with my long-time friend John Charles Woods for a few fellow photography majors at Cypress College. We had a great time on that workshop, and I continue to learn so much from participants today. I always believe the instructor learns more than any individual student in a workshop experience. On our workshops we try and provide an environment that presents useful information, as well as inspiration, to encourage personal growth in your photography.

Again, to learn more about the workshops, or to apply, please visit my web site johnsexton.com where you can download the complete workshop brochure as well as the application form.

 


 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR USERS OF 120 FORMAT KODAK PROFESSIONAL FILMS- PLEASE READ

As many readers are likely aware, I have used Kodak Professional film continuously for more than four decades. Over the years I have found Kodak film to be of the highest possible quality and consistency. However, anomalies can occur from time to time. There have been recent reports that appear to be associated with certain batches of 120 format Kodak Professional film.

The problem can easily be seen in the photograph below recently made by William Wetmore. I appreciate William allowing me to share this example with readers. You will notice the word Kodak clearly appears in the sky, along with frame number '13' multiple times. I first became aware of this situation a few months ago when a former workshop participant brought some online discussions on this topic to my attention. Unfortunately, as time has passed, I have encountered a number of students, colleagues, and friends who have experienced this exact problem.

 

Kodak Film Problems by William Whetmore

©2016 William Wetmore. All rights reserved.

Follow this link for more detailed information: John Sexton May 2016 Newsletter

 


 

NEW EPSON VIDEO FEATURING JOHN
EPSON "PRINT YOUR LEGACY" CAMPAIGN

I am honored to have a new video interview included at the Epson web site and YouTube channel as part of their ongoing Print Your Legacy campaign. I am particularly flattered to be the first photographer included in this project who makes silver gelatin prints in the traditional wet darkroom. I am pleased to be in the company of such highly regarded photographers such as John Paul Caponigro, Lois Greenfield, Steve McCurry, Mark Seliger, Stephen Wilkes, and others included in the Epson Print Your Legacy project.

 

 

It was a pleasure working again with my long-time friend Dan 'Dano' Steinhardt. He and his dedicated hard-working production team did a fine job with the video production. It provided me an opportunity to share my thoughts about photography and the importance of printmaking, and they did their best to reproduce my original prints as accurately as possible in the video. In addition, to the online video there will be a series of print ads and promotions featuring me holding one of my favorite silver gelatin prints Corn Lily, Eastern Sierra, Nevada.

I was pleasantly surprised when it was first suggest by Dano that Epson would be interested in having a photographic "dinosaur" like me be a part of their Print Your Legacy campaign. I am most impressed by the fact that Epson's underlying idea is to get people to make prints - whether on an Epson (their strong preference!) inkjet printer, another brand of digital printer, in a traditional wet darkroom, or at a photographic lab. Anne and I share this passion for the tangible and sensuous qualities inherent in a print that are different than an image on a device or display. Our good friend Rob Pike shared an essay on the importance of making prints in a previous edition of the eNewsletter. I think you will find it of great interest, and you can find it here.

If you have five minutes of free time, please take a look. I hope you will find the video of interest. And, in addition, perhaps it will motivate you to head into the darkroom, or fire up your Epson printer, to make some prints! Have fun.

 


 

JOHN SEXTON
CELEBRATING THE BLACK AND WHITE PRINT
EPSON VIDEO PRESENTATION

In this video presentation, produced by Epson, I discuss my passion for the black and white traditional silver gelatin print. I am very pleased with the way the video interview turned out. If you have a few moments, you may want to check it out. I hope you enjoy the entire presentation. I was honored to be included in this video production and have the opportunities to share my thoughts and images with viewers.

"To many, the black and white print is the very definition of photography," said Dan (Dano) Steinhardt, marketing manager, Epson America, Inc. "We wanted to capture what Black-and-White has meant emotionally for generations of photographers as we celebrate the Black-and-White print, be it traditional or digital."

 


 

LEXUS - ANSEL ADAMS: CHASING LIGHT VIDEO FEATURING JOHN SEXTON
NOMINATED AS FINALIST IN DIGIDAY VIDEO AWARDS

Exactly one year ago Anne and I were in Lone Pine working with a young and energetic production crew from The Enthusiasts Network (TEN), on a video for Lexus. The production, undertaken with the cooperation of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, culminated in a 13-minute video: Chasing Light – Inspired by Ansel Adams.

Lexus Vehicles at Ansel Adams' Winter Sunrise Location
Lone Pine, California

Well, the video has just been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Digiday Video Awards in the “Best Video Design - Consumer” category. I was pleased to be a part of the production, and Anne and I thought the final result was excellent. We are thrilled for the hard working production team at TEN, and have many fond memories from the intense week we spent with them visiting photographic locations around California. Our days regularly began at 4:00 am (ugh!!!) and on occasion we were still rigging or driving after midnight! It was hard work, but we had fun!

You can read in greater detail about the project in last year’s eNewsletter here.

If you haven’t already seen it, I hope you will watch the video here.

By the way... those Lexus SUV’s are very comfortable! It was the fist time I had experienced air-conditioned seats in a vehicle (aka bun chillers!). I hope you enjoy the video, and I am sure you will learn a thing or two about Ansel that you might not already know through the insightful comments of William Turnage, the Managing Trustee of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

 


 

EXHIBITION
ANNE LARSEN AND JOHN SEXTON: EXPLORING LIGHT
THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
NOVEMBER 12, 2017 - JANUARY 7, 2018

Anne and I are thrilled to be sharing a two-person photographic exhibition, Exploring Light, at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. The exhibition runs from November 12th, 2017 through January 7th, 2018. This will be our second two-person exhibition at the Ansel Adams Gallery.

Sexton - Larsen Exploring Light Exhibition

We are pleased to share images not only of the tural environment, but the show will also include human-made subjects. For each of us, the use of light as it graces the subject, is an integral aspect of our creative photographic process. Though Anne and I have different palettes, we both work hard in the making of negatives, as well as in the execution of prints, to create an experience of beauty and luminosity. Naturally all of the prints in the exhibition will be black and white, silver gelatin prints hand-printed in our traditional wet darkroom.

We hope, if you are visiting Yosemite during the exhibition between now and January 7, 2018, you will have an opportunity to stop by and see our photographs on display.

 


 

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Foreword by Arthur Ollman
Afterword by Ray McSavaney

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