I became interested in photography in 1978 when I was given an old 1930's Argus C3 rangefinder camera. My enthusiasm grew and I decided to start using a single lens reflex camera which afforded greater versatility by enabling me to see exactly what was being composed in the viewfinder. In 1981 I transferred from a Computer Sciences program at The University Of Cincinnati to a degree program in Photography at Ohio University. At this point my photography became more personal and I began to explore my fascination with the human form from a rather classical perspective. I chose to use infrared film because of the smooth alabaster skin tones that it produces, and it's ability to record that which is just below the surface of the skin. This has become a metaphorical journey in which I have tried to show my sense of the richness of the Soul through portraits of the Body. I began this series of prints in the winter of 1991 as a personal statement, never intending to exhibit them. They show the spirit of the interaction between the models and myself. They are for me "Spirit Journeys." The prints are archivally printed using Ilford Multigrade Fiber Base, double weight, glossy paper and archivally framed using buffered Rag board, Mylar and acid-free Foam-Cor. There are 6 copies in this first (and only?) edition of Spirit Journeys. Portfolio 4 of 6 is reserved to be sold as a complete edition of Spirit Journeys. Complete portfolio 5 of 6 belongs to Paige E. Critcher for her many years of support and encouragement. Complete portfolio 6 of 6 is a gift to myself. All the prints are untitled, stamped & Copyrighted, bottom left on reverse side with Edition mark in pencil. Framed prints have stamp, Copyright & Edition mark in pencil, bottom left of archival mount. Unframed Prints $300 Ð Framed Prints $350 Note: On the silver images the copyright is on the reverse side. If you use these images regularly a postcard is requested. (Silver Images Available! Jobs Considered! Models Wanted!) Snail Mail Address: John R. Cluxton PO Box 257 Miamitown, OH 45041 e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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