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Semi Circle 2003
Silver Gelatin Print
10 x 8 inches
690 Miami Circle, NE. #905
Atlanta, GA 30324
Kevin Saunders's medium is the gelatin silver print, the classic black and white print, made famous by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. This painstaking process, which has remained largely unchanged since the 1880ís, produces beautiful, rich prints with bright, luminous whites, deep velvety blacks, and countless subtle grays in between.
With his selective eye, Saunders finds the uncommon within the commonplace and pattern in all he sees. His images have an emotional directness that place them firmly in the now, while their formal structure and technique mark them as part of a timeless tradition. Saunders uses elements of landscape and architecture to create images that, paradoxically, are both concrete and abstract. He finds in his search for beauty intriguing and unexpected visual patterns, by turns elegant, quirky, contemplative, mysterious, and always beautiful.
Saunders has a gift for a kind of visual poetry that allows each viewer to make intensely personal associations. His work is not about mere 'description,' it's about 'sensation' and discovery. The actual locale is, in the end, unimportant, because Saunders focuses in on some element, some detail to which everyone can respond regardless of time, place, and experience. This imparts a wonderful sense of humanity, even though people, per se, rarely appear in the photographs.
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