Statement

 

These days, I am a digital photographer. I am also a straight photographer. Photoshop® is not a verb for me. There is no compositing in my work, only the same sorts of tone control, color balancing and retouching that would be familiar from traditional darkroom processes.

I am drawn to the landscape and to artifacts of culture and humanity. I came to New Mexico to be near the landscape I have admired all my life. I was one of those people who always seemed to have a few issues of Arizona Highways lurking about the house. This region is infused with a natural wonder and a cultural antiquity that has drawn artists of all types for many years. I am here to acknowledge the beauty of both.

I have long been fascinated with photography in books. Some of my fondest memories involve a lapful of Edward Weston or Eugene Atget monographs. In this spirit, I decided to present my work in the book format as well as individual prints. I am working with two forms of folio binding. One is hand made and contains a dozen archival prints attached to the page in the manner of an antique book. The other is a more modern hardbound volume.

Craig Scogin


Zion Narrows, Utah

The Book Projects

 

Available at blurb.com...

This is a self-published collection of 63 photographs from New Mexico and the village of Truchas in a 10x8 inch hardback edition with a dust jacket.

Please visit www.blurb.com and search the term: desertlens or follow this direct link.

The Hand Mades

These are leather bound, hand sewn with waxed Irish linen cord and contain 12 archival prints. The bindings were created here in New Mexico by my friends at Renaissance Art. At present, two titles are available:
Truchas Winter: a collection from my new home town
Zion: 12 from the week I decided to move West

 

On the Web

Much of Craig's work is also presented in a blog format at: desertlens.livejournal.com. Be certain to click any place you see the word "more" and to check previous postings. Any image shown may be had as a 14 inch (long dimension) archival print by contacting the gallery. A web site is under construction.


The Work

Landscape
Artifact
Please click on the images above for larger samples from each category.