For the Fluid Landscape Series, I approach my subject as a painter would, using my camera as a brush.
Long shutter speeds, often with some movement to the camera, create images in which the detail of location is lost, but the texture of brush strokes is captured.
The resulting intensity of the colors is as if the longer the canvas is open, the more paint it will absorb, thus creating my form of painting with my camera.
The Photography of Art and the Art of Photography
Do you need high quality images of your artwork and find it difficult to do it for yourself? Carol Krauss has been photographing artwork for more than 15 years and knows what other artists go through.
For that unusual piece of art or craft or when you need high quality images for art juries, gallery owners, magazines, collectors, or other purposes, contact Carol Krauss for an easy experience.
As an artist and photographer herself, she believes that the photography of art should be both a personal and illuminating experience. She enjoys getting to know the artist as well as the artwork and generously shares her knowledge of the process. Her goal is to support emerging and established artists so that they can have their work seen in the best possible light by jurors and gallery owners.
Carol Krauss uses the latest techniques to assure accurate representation of artwork. Glass, metal or other reflective surfaces are captured using special lighting, filtration and calibration techniques. She can handle everything from small jewelry to large sculpture, either in her studio or in situ. She also has a creative pricing policy!
Contact Carol Krauss to discuss your needs.
Polaroid Transfer--The Last Polaroid Series
When Polaroid announced the end of Type 669 film, which was used by artists and photographers for transfers, the whole art world grieved for an art and science that would be lost.
My response was to honor the Polaroid Corporation, which had had a culture of supporting artistic innovation and experimentation, by creating a series of traditional classical still lifes with flowers, the antithesis of more contemporary work.
Thankfully, Fujifilm has recognized the creative power of artistry and now has a nearly comparable film with the potential to transfer. Perhaps the next series?
Starting with an image on a 35mm slide and using a slide printer, the image is projected onto the Polaroid film which in turn is then transferred onto watercolor paper. No two images are alike.
Zen of Rowing
Many sports have a spot in time when all elements come together to create the perfect moment—zone, flow, swing, high, Zen—and many athletes find a personal moment when an exceptional force propels them beyond expectations. The same is true of artists.
Although I had previously considered myself a B&W purist, once I discovered the unexpected moment of subject, camera, and color coming altogether, I realized I had found a moment of photographic Zen.
Now I am continually attuned to look for subjects in which motion, combined with intense color, allows for a creative interpretation that the regular eye does not see. While sports photographers seek to freeze motion for an action shot, I seek to slow down motion for a Zen shot of fluidity.
Fine art color prints are pigment prints on the finest watercolor papers archivally matted and framed and available in various sizes up to 20”x30” image size.
Most of these images are available for commercial or editorial use. Contact the artist for availability and usage.
I had never really spent a lot of time in a barn. Didn’t grow up on a farm. Never wanted to spend time in a barn or out behind it. So when this barn spoke to me and invited me inside, I listened.
It took me in on a blazing hot summer day and began to reveal its stories. So many that I could not get them all down fast enough. I methodically explored all its corners trying to record the stories as carefully and respectfully as I could with my camera and found that these stories were about a past that was buried deep inside a memory of mine that I had not been aware of before.
This barn and these photos served to awaken a creative part of me that had been quiet for many years. Ultimately, it led me to explore other places that stirred new memories. The product of that experience is the Torn Memories Series.
Torn Memories Series
Memories are not real. They are filtered through time and emotion. Somewhat altered, foggy, or vague, they comfort us in their warmth. Both detailed and blurry at the same time, they allow us to touch the previous times and places that make us who we are.
These images seem to be torn from my past, a page out of a previous life, subject to interpretation each time. Just as a memory may vary from time to time, each print will vary according to my own feelings while printing. No two prints are exactly alike; no two memories are exactly alike.
My challenge was how to translate the idea of a memory in my head onto paper. After much trial and error, I finally realized that I needed to create a new photographic darkroom technique.
Images are split-printed using various diffusion materials and then split-toned on warm tone paper. I built and manipulated a custom frame to create the edge effect. All prints are Selenium Split-Toned Silver Gelatin Prints printed by hand in the darkroom, image size 5”x5”, framed 14”x18”. Nothing is digital.
All images are printed in editions of 10. Prices increase as the edition sells out.
Contact the artist for current pricing and multi-print installations.
Time & Place
Old New England is home to many old structures that hold a personal history of previous lives. In contrast to today’s too fast, too plastic world, aging structures, worn furniture, chipped paint, or lichen-covered stones, all convey a past long before our time when other people rested there. Recalling and reinterpreting those times and places through these images is my way of connecting to a past in which I had no chance to participate.