David Johndrow, an Austin fine art photographer has been shooting, processing and printing photographs for over 30 years. His most recent series, Blue Alembic and Terrestrials, both reflect his desire to capture the simple but sublime details of ordinary objects and living things in natural light.
His Blue Alembic series, is composed of cyanotype photograms of glass objects that he has collected over time. Each image is a study of the texture and design of the object as well as the crystalline quality of the etched shadows cast by the sun.
Terrestrials, combines his passion for gardening and photography and features macro nature photographs of animals and plants that inhabit his Hill Country, Texas garden. These photographs represent his attempt to give an iconic power and weight to beings that are small and seemingly insignificant. They are formal portraits in some ways, but because they are shot “in their element” they have an immediacy and wildness that can’t be captured in a studio. To realize his vision, he has printed this series in silver gelatin, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, and gumoil.
His work has been included in many exhibitions in the United States and in many international publications, including Black and White Magazine and Silvershotz. His photographs are part of the Wittliff Collection of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, as well as in many private collections.
hand printed gum bichromate prints from film (one of a kind)
7.5″ x 7.5″ $2000 unframed/$2060 framed in white wood with white archival mat
hand printed, gumoil prints from film (one of a kind) 18″ x 18″ $3000 unframed/$2060 framed in white wood with white archival mat
pigment print from handmade cyanotype photogram
Proteus No. 1 © 2013, 9.5″ x 12″ 3/15 unframed $800/$860.00 framed
Tathaghata (Buddha) No. 3 © 2013 35″ x 42.5″ uneditioned $2000 unframed/$2150 framed
hand printed platinum/palladium prints from film (edition of 15) $1200 unframed/$1280 framed
hand printed silver gelatin, 28″ x 28″ 1/1 $2800.00 framed/$3000 unframed
hand printed, gumoil prints from film (one of a kind) 10″ x 10″ $2000 unframed/$2080 framed