Darth Vader Building, Shanghai
Digital NEF, 2004
From the Shanghai II collection
(Intro from Shanghai I)
In 2004 I went to Shanghai in conjunction with an exhibit I had there, sponsored by Epson, that didn’t take much time so I was able to spend most of my time shooting.
Shanghai impressed me. As a New Yorker I’m used to a big city with big buildings. Shanghai had buildings that demanded time and inspection.
Although I spent more time shooting buildings than usual, the people were, as usual, my main interest. People in pajamas in public were wonderful, lovers, tourists, red, white and blue houses.
And my hotel! I had been offered two choices of hotels– The Four Season for a shorter stay and the Howard Johnson for a longer stay. I took the Howard Johnson, of course. What I didn’t know is that they called it the Howard Johnson because they thought it would appeal to US tourists. It turned out to be a wonderful, luxury hotel.
Paper & Printing
Epson Legacy Baryta
Baryta paper has a white, smooth satin finish with the look and feel of the revered silver halide F-surface darkroom papers and provides excellent image permanence.
13x19 prints are placed on backing board inside a clear plastic bag. They are then packaged in a custom 15x21x3 corrugated box protected inside 3 inches of charcoal foam. More about shipping...
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Dye-Sublimation onto Aluminum (Metal)
Transferring the print to aluminum produces a vivid, archival quality print that is scratch resistant, doesn’t require glass or framing, and is lightweight and easy to hang. More about the paper...
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