This exhibit focuses on
the visual importance of scale in photography. Bruce describes the western photographic perspective as being one of “large
sweeping vistas.” His approach is to photograph small, isolated sections
of sweeping vistas, then enlarging them to grand proportion. The result is a refreshingly intimate view. His work explores the beauty of nature and underlying structures, patterns, and visual rhythms. He seeks
subjects that are rich in detail yet graphically strong, with full tonal palettes in black and white.
Bruce seeks to restore
our connection to the natural world, which he feels modern society increasingly undervalues. He notes that some scenes he
has photographed already are no longer available, even in national parks. The
mark of humans is more and more evident in these once preserved areas.
About the Artist
Bruce is a working artist,
and an engineer by training with 25 years of engineering experience. He brings this same precision and obsession with quality
to his photography. Using large format cameras, Bruce provides the viewer with
the most pristine, detailed and dynamic images possible.
Bruce’s 4x5 negatives
are 15 times larger than conventional 35mm film, and the construction of his camera allows him precise control of focus and
perspective beyond what one can achieve with conventional camera equipment. Though
predominately self-taught, Bruce has studied with technological pioneers such as Jon Cone, the originator of the Digital Platinum
system for IRIS printers and the originator of PiezoTone inks.