Photo collection tour promotes Epson imaging products
By Dennis Sellers
They’re perhaps best known to Mac users for their printers, but the folks at
also make lots of imaging products. And that’s the message they’re trying to get across in the “Epson’s America in Detail” photographic collection tour.
The tour will feature 40 images shot by Stephen Wilkes during a cross-country shoot, chronicling contemporary life in America. The inaugural show will feature many styles of photographic printing, including the re-creation of historical processes, to illustrate the latest technological advancements in digital fine art printing, according to Epson spokesperson, Taryn Lester. Among those advancements are new archival inks, papers and professional graphics and photographic printers, she added.
Wilkes traveled 52 days across America capturing the images for this collection. He visited Birmingham, Ala.; Miami; Chicago; Roanoke, Va.; Cape Cod, Mass.; Harlem, N.Y.; Houston; Rapid City, S.D.; Billings, Mont.; Death Valley, Calif.; Venice Beach, Calif.; Yellow Stone Park, Wyo.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Anchorage, Alaska; North Dakota; San Francisco; and the Gulf of Mexico.
The photography collection can now be seen (through Feb. 9) at The Lobby, 1 Market Street Plaza in San Francisco and (through Feb. 16) at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue at 15th Street in New York City. It will be on display March 2-30 at the Patricia Correia Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, E2 in Santa Monica, CA. The collection will run March 9 through April 6 at the Navy Pier, (adjacent to the stain glass museum), 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
Wilkes is a published, award-winning photographer who has received critical acclaim for his work. His photographs have been highlighted in “The New York Times” and are on permanent collection at the International Museum of Photography at The George Eastman House.