I would like to express my sincere thanks to the folks at Moab Paper for featuring me on their blog site and adding my work to the Moab Masters Gallery on Facebook. It is a sincere honor and I am very humbled to have been selected to have my work appear alongside such other great photographers.
Photography in this digital age can be a complex undertaking. In the days I shot film I just took my Quickloads or 35mm canisters over to E-6 for processing and just a few hours later enjoyed the results. Today we have complicated cameras with a myriad of controls and settings, RAW workflow, Photoshop workflow, image sharpening, color management, icc profiles, printing, and the list goes on. It is no different with paper. We are now faced with an ever growing selection of paper to print our images. In my humble opinion a photograph is not a photograph until it is realized on paper. We can post our images on websites, blogs, Facebook, Flickr, iPhones, etc, but it is not until we hold the print in our hands that we can truly evaluate our vision.
Paper is part of the process and should be considered integral to our vision. I print on Moab Entrada in 190 and 300 gsm weights. My landscape work encompasses foggy early morning light, the intense colors of slot canyons, and sunsets filled with glowing clouds. I need a paper that can capture these moods and become part of my vision. I need a paper that can go from subtlety to intensity. I want a paper that feels good in my hands. And Moab Entrada delivers. I also like the fact that I can proof my prints on Moab Kayenta. It offers the same coatings as the Entrada and is the perfect complement to my printing workflow. Check out their website. You can get great information on the Moab line, download their icc profiles, and even order.
Thank you again to Joshua, Marc and the fine folks at Moab and Legion Paper.