Ron Lutz has been involved in photography for over 40 years. His photographic
journey includes photographing school sports using a 4x5 vintage press camera,
creative photographic experiments, many years of photography and darkroom work for
a worldwide corporation, black and white fine art work, digital media, and full circle back
to the methods of the early photographers.
He continues to be fascinated by making and using various types of pinhole
cameras—creating works using processes of the 19th century. Using these “primitive”
techniques gave Ron a great appreciation for the perseverance and dedication of the
artists that came before. He still uses 4x5 and 8x10 inch format cameras in his work.
The view through these cameras is upside down and backwards which has the effect of
shifting one’s perception of the scene into the right brain mode of creativity. It breaks
down the composition to shapes and values.
The series “The Art of Negative Thinking” originated from a play on words. But,
the more he considered the idea it occurred to him that there is a whole generation of
photographers that have probably never even seen a negative. This series gives them
the opportunity to look at images in a different way, to see how the information in a
negative translates to the final image. This series is made by scanning the 4” x5” silver
negative and making an archival print with the two images side by side. To see more
work by this artist, visit: www.studio62.biz