About the On Texas Photographic Essay by Byron Rogers
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On Texas Photographic Essay made over 40 years 1970-2010
Just to be clear all the photographs shown on the website where made in Texas.
I am not sure how many transparencies I looked over but there were several thousand. I looked over the work from 40 years starting in 1970 to 2010. It took about three months to look over all the transparencies in the archive of my life work. To have room to see as many transparencies as possible four professional light tables with 12 feet of viewing space were used.
The images are a selection of landscapes, cityscapes and people all made in Texas.
Byron said, “On Texas™ is a photographic essay on my living and working in the state of Texas most of my life. I have photographed all over Texas including big and little cities, state parks, national parks, on hiking trails, out on the road somewhere and of course here in San Angelo. I have lived in Abilene, Huntsville, Big Spring, Austin, San Angelo and a farm 30 miles north of Abilene. I did not plan to make a book and/or exhibit dealing with Texas but after looking through my archive there it was.
Many of the photographs are of objects or people that do not exist now or have changed dramatically in the years since they were made. This is to be expected after years or decades have passed. I hope you enjoy the several that do offer a look into the past.
Of course many have nothing to do with the past and are timeless. I hope you also enjoy the few that are possible classics.”
This website is the first time for much of this work to be seen by a world wide audience.
Starting in March 2014 with the assistance of a friend I have access to a high quality system to convert the original film images to digital images. This new pathway will allow fine pigment prints to be made for the first time from much of my work. I will be making prints on select images from the tentative 137 photographs that make up the portfolio for the book On Texas.
I am looking for a publisher for On Texas Photographic Essay. If you are interested please let me know.
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