In todays digital world an image like this would be childsplay to create. But the story on the creation of this image back in the film age on one piece of film over two continents is more interesting.
One fall I was returning from a shoot and passed this scene of the three crosses with a wonderful sky with sunbeams shining down through the clouds.Since I was on the interstate I had to go to the next exit, turn around and go back.Even though it several minutes later, the scene was still there and I took the picture.Months passed, and for some reason I had not seen these pictures come back.
That spring I was in Germany on business and decided to visit Salzburg Austria.While there I visited the Cathedral.Before entering I loaded my camera with a roll of 400 ASA film.Inside I wondered and lit a candle in prayer for my family, especially for my wife and her mother that was back in the hospital with a recurrence of her cancer.I took a few images of the interior and then toured the rest of the city.
When I returned and looked at my pictures from the trip I found that I had accidentally double exposed the film from the cathedral.In fact the double exposure was over the images I had taken of the crosses months earlier.Just before I pitched the entire bunch in the trash, I found this image of the cathedral alter and windows over the crosses.
I was intrigued by the result and played with the name “Dwelling Place” from the scripture, “I go to prepare a place for you”.When Michelle returned that day from the hospital, I showed it to her.That is when she told me that she had spent the day reading her mother’s favorite scripture verse to her, over and over, JohnIn my Fathers House there are many mansions and I go to prepare a place for you.
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All prints are shipped in rolled form except, of course, the gallery wraps.
I produce each individually signed "Gallery Print" from select images in my stock. Each image is then printed using Epson Pigmented ink technology. I am currently using an Epson 4880pro These printers use both archival papers and pigmented inks that can last several times longer than even a normal color photo without fading. One new item I offer are my Gallery Wraps. These are printed using the same printer and ink technology on specially treated canvas. Unlike most gallery or canvas wraps out there, my canvas is different. While most have a very heavy chemical coating on the canvas that you actually print on, my canvas has the required chemistry impregnated into each fiber of the canvas. So I actually print directly to the canvas giviing a much nicer feel and appearance. These are then stretched and mounted on standard 3/4" thick stretcher bars, ready to hang or they can be framed if desired. I also provide images on canvas ready for you to have mounted and framed.