Platinum palladium prints on handmade Japanese Kuzo paper
Available in (15" x 15"); (20" x 20"); (30" x 30") inch print sizes
Signature and Edition on print verso.
Framed upon purchase, if desired.
Gary Geboy’s 35 years in photography and cinematography have taken him around the world – from Peace Corps documentaries in Kyrgyzstan to a National Gallery of Art exhibit on ancient Mexico. His most recent commendations include the 2014 Holga Inspire Award, First Place in Soho Gallery’s Alternative Processes Competition in 2013 and inclusion in 2013’s Review Santa Fe. He specializes in environmental portrait and organic still life in platinum/palladium.
Artistic Statement: ORGANICS
'The impermanence of the natural world has fascinated me ever since I was a little kid in rural Wisconsin. I collected fragments of animal bones uncovered by spring thaws, shriveled cabbage leaves left over from late summer harvests and delicate birds nests when snows began to fall and I knew that they’d disintegrate in the fierce winter winds. When I was young, the thought of all those living things dying and crumbling back into the earth seemed less like the comforting cycle of life than cruel abandonment, something that one day would happen to me. It still haunts me. I want to stop the inevitable and keep these fragile treasures from being forgotten. I have only two choices really. I can try to arrest the cycle by scavenging and then carefully storing the things I collect. But that’s impractical; nature never stops on its own accord. Leaves continue to crumble, bones get brittle and nests eventually fall apart. So I have settled on photography – a way to capture the beauty of natural objects, at a fixed point in time, and keep them around for at least as long as I am. The overlap of foreground and background -- old and new -- is a tonal interpretation of what happens in the physical world when dry leaves curl and fall to the ground or when new shoots of bamboo leave behind the cones that shaped them. Boundaries blur and endings become beginnings.' - Gary Geboy
On his process: platinum palladium prints
'It's platinum/palladium on Japanese Kozo tissue. With the pp process the size of your negative is the size of the print, so I had to make 9 negatives to get the size of the end print. And then fit them all together to get the final print. It's a time consuming process since it's all done by hand but it sure makes a unique print.'