John Chiara : California / essay by Virginia Heckert ; photographs and statement by John Chiara
- Chiara, John, 1971-
- Additional Titles:
- New York, N.Y. : Aperture ; San Francisco, CA : Pier 24 Photography, 2017.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 161 pages (some folded) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Heckert, Virginia
- John Chiara creates his own cameras and chemical processes in order to make unique photographs using the direct exposure of light onto reversal film and paper. Chiara describes his process: "When I'm out shooting, I directly expose the paper, dodge, burn, and filter the light as if I were working in the darkroom. Focusing almost exclusively on landscapes and architecture, each resulting photograph is a singular, luminous object that renders each scene with an almost hallucinatory clarity, deploying surreal shifts of color, light, and skewed perspectives. This book, his first, focuses exclusively on images of Chiara's native California, including images from his hometown of San Francisco and other locations in Northern California, as well as Los Angeles and along the Pacific Coast. Virginia Heckert's essay situates Chiara's work in the long tradition of the landscape of the American West while also discussing his working methods and the contemporary context of this process-driven work.
- 9781597114233 (hardback) and 1597114235 (hardback)
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