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Black Locust

Black Locust

Title

Black Locust

Description

Ken Smith, originally from Des Moines, is a photographer from Riverside, Washington. Ken uses medium and large format photographic equipment to produce his still life images. He works primarily in black and white, though sometimes incorporates split-toned or hand-colored images and has just started digitally printing his work
Although his subject matter is simple, Ken creates a strong sense of tranquillity and focuses on the beauty of nature. He chooses these subjects because, for him, they have a recurring theme of permanence and change. Ken remarks, …when I do my work well, it may be that those who view it discover not something new, but the essence of something they already deeply know, a kind of innate recognition of human connectedness. A validation and celebration of existence.

Creator

Smith, Ken

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2005-06-25

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=259
http://www.kensmithart.com/

Format

20
16
hand coloring; gelatin silver prints

Type

Still image
Gelatin silver prints; Gelatin silver process; Hand coloring

Identifier

06252005.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/879