Edward Fausty
Open Book Landscapes



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Open Book Landscapes: Working With Real Paper

Making photographs has been a way of recording the open attentiveness I feel in the woodlands, surrounded by natural cycles of life and death. Photographs are also an excuse for working with one of my favorite materials: paper. These prints are made on Arches Text, a delicate cotton fine art paper with beautiful surface fibers, not covered up by an inkjet coating, and so absorbing directly the pigment inks. These papers do require special attention in the digital printing process.
The prints have been folded and sewn to a backing board, much like book signatures are sewn into bindings. I do this because it calls attention to the actual paper, and because there is something mysterious and exciting about opening a book. This accentuates the feelings I already have about entering the woods.