Cabrillo Highway at Pescadero Creek Road, Variation 4 2017
In an era of digital technology and one-click ease, John Chiara prefers a complex, analog approach to making photographs. The artist designs and builds large-format cameras by hand and tows his gear on a flatbed trailer from place to place. Making photographs in this way takes great physical effort, patience, and forethought but results in luminescent and evocative images.
Landscapes are a favorite subject for Chiara. In this work, he captures an idyllic waterfront view along the Northern California coastline.