Wet Windows of Regent Hotel, Hong Kong
From the Away - Foreign collection
This group of 35 images comes from 35 different countries. Some were stays for a few days, some longer. The longest was Jerusalem where I spent six weeks.
There are, I hope, no overall similarities among these countries. I do, however, note that no matter how spectacular the landscape and flora and fauna, I found myself more challenged and fascinated by the people in each country. The architecture also was amazing in terms of its magnificence or its humbleness, but the faces, the gestures of the people are what called to me.
Each image chosen represents hundreds if not thousands of others saved for future collections or books.
From the Hong Kong collection
I try not to do research before going to a new place. I do this not out of an egocentric need to see it, “my way.”
That comes later.
I simply do not want to “read the reviews” before I see the movie.
I want all the disorienting kaleidoscopic impressions that you get when you are faced with something new.
I remember the quote, but I don’t know from where that “You can’t get a first impression a second time.”
I really didn’t know much about Hong Kong before I got there. Once there I was exposed to what makes Hong Kong unique.
There was the density of people, the shrines, the thousands of shop keepers haggling, the lovers, the old rickshaws, the mirror finished marble driveways of luxury hotels, the graffiti, and the constantly changing ships, boats, junks and ferries of the harbor and the giant skyscrapers that used bamboo scaffolding in their construction.
So many surprises. Possibly the best was the ease of working due to the sophisticated indifference and acceptance of me as a photographer.
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...
20x30 prints are shipped flat in MasterPak PrintPak Art Shipping Sleeves. A "container within a container" with multiple layers of protection.
Dye-Sublination 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...
Metal prints are shipped in a sturdy 44x63x3 wooden crate. More about shipping...