2012 - 2013 Fine Print Program
© Harold Ross 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Image Title: Bearing with Oil Cans
Image Size: 12” x 16” on 16” x 20” paper, Museo Max 100% Cotton Rag paper
Edition: Numbered though not limited
Medium: Pigment Ink Print
Price (includes shipping*): $250
* Free shipping included with any print purchase. (Offer limited to prints shipped within the USA)
About The Work
This photograph is part of a series of still life images of machinery and tools. For me, these images serve as portraits of things generally not thought of as beautiful, but I sense in these functional objects a quiet, iconic presence. Recently, I've been photographing vintage oil cans - the unsung heroes that kept the machines running.
I learned many things from my Swiss grandfather, a blacksmith, who taught me how to weld and how to create with steel. In learning from him, I developed a reverence for the men and women who forged our past. They did this by using these machines and tools, as well as their hands. In making these images, I'm hoping to celebrate the design that went into these objects and to elevate the appreciation of them.
About Harold Ross
Harold Ross has been a full time photographer for 34 years, and like so many others, was inspired as a child by long darkroom sessions with his father. He graduated in 1978 from MICA, where he studied under Richard Kirstel, a gifted photographer and master of the black and white print. Since 1989, Harold has used Light Painting as part of his process of making images - first in the studio, and more recently in the landscape at night. His large scale color work has been exhibited and published internationally. Harold teaches still life workshops at his studio in Pennsylvania and night landscape workshops in Lubec, Maine.
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