Gordon Hutchings has been making photographs for “nearly 60 years now.” That is a long time and this exhibit shows that Gordon is indeed “Still Looking After All These Years.” In the 1960s when Hutchings began making photographs, all photography was film-based and “wet.” Gordon continues to process his 8 x 10, 5 x 7, and 4 x 5 sheet films using the Pyro film developer he created and to print his images on traditional silver-gelatin papers. He says he simply prefers the materials and processes with which he is familiar.
Which is not to say that the way Gordon works has remained unchanged over the years. Those of you who have previously seen and appreciated Gordon’s work may notice a difference in these works. Gordon has recently begun changing his printing technique. As he explains his new approach to printing “I used to take days or weeks working and reworking every inch of my prints. Now I take a more impressionistic approach.”
Almost all of the works in this exhibit are from recently made negatives, hand printed on gelatin-silver paper and shown here for the first time. Expect to be surprised.
Hutchings’ images are widely collected and these signed original prints are, of course, for sale. Gordon was and remains a founding member of Viewpoint and he has made two generous offers. First during the run of this exhibit, he is offering a special reduced price on his work. And second, he is donating the entire proceeds of all sales to Viewpoint to support its programs.
Gordon Hutchings is a well-known black and white fine art photographer living in Granite Bay, California. Gordon is a master printer and photographer whose work is dominated by the large format camera. He is the inventor of the PMK pyro developer and is largely responsible for the resurgence of interest in this developer in recent years. His articles and photographs are published in many countries and his book "The Book of Pyro" is well known all over the world. He has taught extensively in one-man workshops and co-taught with other well-known photographers such as Ralph Talbert and Morley Baer. Many of his workshops have been through the University of California Extension. His work is represented in private collections and permanent collections, primarily in California.
© Gordon Hutchings
© Gordon Hutchings