excerpt from Paul Kozal's new book,
....sunlight arced across the Pacific
Ocean; a solitary oak in a field; a barn
in afternoon fog; giant redwood and windswept
cypress trees; bluff-top trails skirting
the ocean: These are among the indelible
images California places on display. Paul
Kozal has sought to capture and preserve
the quiet grandeur of California....."
Kozal's Book & Print set is now available
and limited to an edition of 50.
Book & Print Set: $350.
Book alone: $45
The Book Details:
Hard cover book, printed by Blurb
with dust jacket measuring 8.25" x
40 pages with 36 image plates.
The Print Details:
"Helm Hedgerow" original
toned gelatin silver print
Image Size: 3.75" x 5.75" over-matted
to 11" x 14"
Kozal works in two distinct areas: toned
and hand-painted black-and-white silver
gelatin and silver and palladium prints.
His subject matter is almost entirely the
landscape of California and the Southwest.
He chooses to make photographs no larger
than 5 x 7 inches, creating highly detailed
and delicately rendered images, selectively
toning with sepia to create a warm, rich
quality. He is also known for his work with
hand-coloring, a technique that began with
the daguerreotype in the 1840ís. While the
painted colors seldom mirror reality, they
can enhance the imagery and even evoke a
period. His latest work was taken at the
Sea Ranch near Gualala, CA, and displays
his ability to expressively capture organic
forms within nature.