September 13, 2010

Nathaniel Wallace Black and White Photography

Although he favors color photography, Nathaniel has been experimenting with medium format black and white images in the last two years. This print from a digitized medium format negative is a scene from a medieval courtyard in Provence and is one of four black and white photographs in the current exhibition “Locations/Dislocations: Abandoned Houses and Unsheltered Souls.” Many people comment that Nathaniel Wallace’s photograph have a “painterly” quality to them. That undoubtedly comes from years of analyzing paintings for his critical writing as well as from his wife’s influence as a painter.

The small black and white painting at left is number fourteen in my series “Thirty-three Days of the Puma.”

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