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Robert Hall Fine Art prints through 19th century processes
I believe that we all sense beauty in a very personal way; our reactions to the outside world are governed by our internal sense of self. Therefore, it is the duty of an artist to create a sense of beauty that moves us out of our internal realm to appreciate what we might not have seen before.
Art helps us see with new eyes what we knew was there but never really recognized. I photograph not to record or document but rather, to capture and hold, just for a moment, the essence of something greater that exists within a scene. As did the well-known photographers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, I use large format cameras and contact print the negatives.
Each of these images was created with a view camera, producing an 8×10 or 12×20 negative. These negatives are exceptionally sharp and contain detail greater than the unaided eye can perceive.
I print my images by hand with platinum, palladium, silver, and gold, using archival procedures that may outlast even the landscapes they honor.