A New Day. Platinum Palladium print from waxed paper negative © Peter Liepke
Every day we're faced with more and more 'iPhoneography' or whatever the hell it's being called. If someone wants to turn a little phone-camera file into a platinum print maybe I'll pay more attention*. In the meantime, making me feel calm is Peter Liepke, a photographer working on this series 'Above and Beyond' - "the most ambitious fine art project I've done to date since leaving the commercial photography world."
Listening to Sinatra. Platinum Palladium print from waxed paper negative © Peter Liepke
"Some people have said that perhaps it's my own visual love letter to New York, and maybe that's partly true, but to me it's much more than just that. To me the series is about each of us chasing a dream, while at the same time finding and exploring our own sense of place, with each of us being a small but valuable individual piece of a much bigger jigsaw puzzle."
Morning Commute. Platinum Palladium print from waxed paper negative. © Peter Liepke
The prints are already selling well through Peter's galleries "All of the prints are combinations of Platinum/Palladium, Gum Bichromate, and Cyanotype hand made only by me... All of my gallery frames are made from scratch as well."
Let's Go Home. Platinum Palladium print from waxed paper negative © Peter Liepke
Peter intends to produce about 40 images in the series and is planning the book (with foreword by a secret A-list New Yorker!)
Head over to Peter's website for many more.
Sollsbury Hill. Platinum Palladium print from waxed paper negative © Peter Liepke
*Get off my lawn etc.