by Robert Glenn Ketchum
This is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!
Monday, July 28, 2014
HUDSON RIVER #95: The unique #biodiversity of the #HudsonRiverValley is created by the huge tidal flux from the #Atlantic that travels nearly 70-miles up the river, mixing colder river water with warmer saline ocean water. As much of the river is surrounded by mountain ranges and dense forests / vegetation, the valley becomes a corridor of humidity and the presence of all that moisture in the air creates the light that so fascinated the Hudson River School of #painters. Being a #photographer, I found the light to have an even greater range than I found in the #paintings. On especially hot and humid days, late in the afternoon, sometimes the light would be so diffuse as to hardly "be there" at all.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2014, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd @Wallacefdn @Aperturefnd @PentaxOnline
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