Joan Sullivan · Columnist | Posted: Dec. 11, 2021, 6 a.m. | Saltwire.com
“My personal definition of what I do is simply image capture and creation,” Ray Mackey explains, introducing this attractive, hard cover album. Inside are page after page of alluring photographs.
Colour photography debuted in 1861, and landscapes were a favourite subject from its earliest days. For one thing, they didn’t move — in its pioneering methods, exposure time could measure eight hours.
Some photographers also employed “pictorialism,” applying paint to black and white photos, for example Edward Steichen’s striking and influential “Moonlight: The Pond” (1904). In the early 20th century, landscape photography was largely an American genre, dominated by figures like Ansel Adams, an environmentalist and precedent-setting artist.