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Randy Richmond

Randy Richmond works as a photographic artist. After spending 20 years in the dark(room) he carefully and suspiciously stepped into the light of a glowing computer monitor. His last years of film photography were spent lugging around a large Kodak 8X10 view camera. This made the transition from silver-halide to pixels a difficult one, but it also instilled in him a dedication to detail and a strong appreciation for the aesthetics of past photographic processes. Randy 's work is inspired by his fascination with history, human behavior, and old photo processes. Cabinet cards, initially showing landscapes, were used by portrait photographers starting in the 1870's. This slightly larger version of the French carte de visite was an alternative to photo albums because the cards could be displayed in parlor cabinets due to the thick backing used. The cards measured approximately 4 ¼ X 6 ½ and included a logo for the studio that produced the portrait. Randy uses his own quirky, digitally informed photographic imagery to illustrate observations of the irony and humor present in human behavior. The fictitious photographer, G. Randal Logsdon, is based on his family history, which includes a Grandmother who was a portrait photographer. The imagery and logo are printed on smooth fine-art paper using pigment based inks. After mounting, the cards are aged using various techniques before a mixture of varnish and bees wax is applied. The work is signed on the back to keep the false history intact when viewing the card. Randy has received the attention of several authors with his storytelling ability, resulting in several book cover contracts, including one for Beacon Press. Randy has shown his work in numerous solo, group, invitational, and juried exhibits nationally, and internationally. His work has been selected for three of the traveling small print exhibitions, "Americas Biennial". His interpretation of environmental issues has been the focus of special exhibits created for the Door County Land Trust, the Keeweenaw Land Trust, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. His work is in the permanent collections of The Center For Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, and Project Art of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

To view more of Randy's work visit his personal website at http://www.otherography.com

Read more about Randy's work on our blog.

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THE CROP CIRCLER
Media: Fictional cabinet card: varnished archival digital pigment print
Dimensions: 4 x 6
Price: $125.00

THE RELUCTANT SITTER
Media: Fictional cabinet card: varnished archival digital pigment print
Dimensions: 14 x 15
Price: $225.00

INSPIRATION OF CURVED SPACE
Media: Pigment print on
Kozo paper
Dimensions: 17 x 24
Price: $750.00


WAVE STUDY
Media: Pigment print on
Kozo paper
Dimensions: 17 x 24
Price: $750.00

FAULTY NAVIGATION
Media: Pigment print on
Kozo paper
Dimensions: 17 x 24
Price: $750.00

A FALSE SENSE OF DEJA VU
Media: Pigment print on
Kozo paper
Dimensions: 17 x 24
Price: $750.00


THE INTERVENTION
Media: Varnished archival digital pigment print
Dimensions: 4 x 7
Price: $125.00

MAN SEEKING SOLITUDE
Media: Varnished archival digital pigment print
Dimensions: 4 x 7
Price: $125.00

FULL MOON CREEK
Media: Selenium toned
​ van dyke print
Dimensions: 7 x 5
Price: $250.00


THIS
Media: Selenium toned
​ van dyke print
Dimensions: 7 x 5
Price: $250.00

STRANGE ORBIT
Media: Selenium toned
​ van dyke print
Dimensions: 7 x 5
Price: $250.00

LEONARD'S BIRDBATH
Media: Selenium toned
​ van dyke print
Dimensions: 7 x 5
Price: $250.00


HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER
Media: Selenium toned
​ van dyke print
Dimensions: 7 x 5
Price: $250.00

CAROLYN'S CHAIR
Media: Selenium toned
van dyke print
Dimensions: 7 x 5
​Price: $250.00

HUMMINGBIRDS
Media: Selenium toned
van dyke print
Dimensions: 7 x 5
Price: $250.00


UNFINISHED PRAIRIE SONATA
Media: Selenium Toned
Van Dyke Print
Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
Price: $500.00

 

A PROBABLE DESCENT
Media: Selenium Toned
Van Dyke Print
Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
Price: $500.00
DARWIN ENVY
Media: Selenium Toned
Van Dyke Print
Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
Price: $500.00 

PROTECTED NUMBER 9
Media: Selenium Toned
Van Dyke Print
Dimensions: 5 x 7
Price: $500.00  

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