June 30, 2014

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Workshop and Photos!

 

Left to right, Gary Wagner, Jon Cone, Don Messec. Plaza Blanca, New Mexico.

Left to right, Gary Wagner, Jon Cone, Don Messec. Plaza Blanca, New Mexico.

Plaza Blanca, New Mexico

Plaza Blanca, New Mexico

 

I spent last week in Santa Fe, NM attending a photo printing workshop with Jon Cone the owner and creator of Piezography inks for black and white inkjet printing. Jon has been making Piezo inks for over 20 years and has perfected them to provide the smoothest and most beautiful tones on paper possible using injet printing! Jon has made this possible by using 7 shades of gray ink to produce the print instead of the usual two or three shades. To further enhance the inks they are available in several tones of gray including: carbon, selenium, neutral and others. The workshop was sponsored by Don Messec, artist and teacher at his Making Art Safely Studio located in the hills surrounding Santa Fe. I had a great week learning more about this ink process and discussing photo with Jon, Don and 11 other photographer/printers from around the country and Canada taking the class.

The highlight of the trip for me was on the first night we did a photo outing to Plaza Blanca, which is a spectacular mountain and rock area made famous by the artist, Georgia O’Keefe. This was a magnificent landscape area with massive rock formations created by wind and water over thousands of years. We spent a couple of hours at sunset trekking and taking images of this famous landscape.

This was my first time in Santa Fe but I am making plans to return soon!

gary

Taking Photos at Plaza Blanca, New Mexico

Taking Photos at Plaza Blanca, New Mexico

Piezography ink for Jon Cone Workshop

Piezography ink for Jon Cone Workshop

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