Nonfiction. Photography. Art. UNDERSTORY: LUMEN PRINTS OF FLORIDA FLORA is a stirring effort to capture the beauty and habitat changes in central Florida's Pine Flatwoods environment, which was once the largest ecosystem in Florida. Unlike traditional photographers, Burchfield works in conjunction with nature, producing camera-less one-of-a-kind photographic images in the wilderness, using natural processes that date back to the origins of photography. Working on a large scale, Burchfield was able to make images of whole trees and a 10' x 30' mural of a whole Pine Flatwoods ecosystem. The result is an amazing collection of images--from the representational to abstractions of color, shape, and form--which encapsulate the essence of the plants and echo the cycle of life.
|Publisher:||Laguna Wilderness Press|
|Product dimensions:||11.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Jerry Burchfield is an artist, curator, author and educator living in Southern California. From 1973 to 1987, Mr. Burchfield was the co-owner of BC Space Gallery, a pioneering alternative gallery space dedicated to showing nonconformist contemporary photography. Since 1987, he has been a Professor of Photography and Photography Gallery Director at Cypress College in Cypress, California. The author of several books and catalogues on photography, Mr. Burchfield cofounded the Laguna Wilderness Press and has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was the featured artist for Arts OC's 5th Annual Arts Awards in April 2004. Mr. Burchfield received an Art in Public Places Award from the Architecture Foundation of Orange County and the AIA, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Artists for a Better World, and was the Honored Educator at the Western Regional Conference of the Society for Photographic Education. Of particular note, during the summer of 2006, Mr. Burchfield, along with his colleagues in The Legacy Project, produced the Great Picture, which resulted in the world's largest functioning pinhole camera obscura and the world's largest photograph.