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TODD AUGUST

Photographer

I was born in New York City in 1950. I grew up in West Nyack, New York, and spent three summers as a  camper at Treetops in upstate New York which was my introduction to the Adirondack State Park. My first camera was a college graduation gift from my parents. That summer I learned darkroom technique while photographing and banding birds on an island in the Bay of Fundy. Throughout my graduate and medical career, I have returned each summer to photograph in the Adirondacks.

   

I have no formal photographic education but I have read extensively about photographic technique and have been a member of the Houston Center for Photography since 1983. My photographs have been selected for numerous juried exhibitions including Art on the Avenue in Houston TX., and Lake Placid Center for the Arts. I have had several gallery shows including G Gallery in Houston, TX.

The interplay of light, shadow, texture, and design are an important part of my photographs. For this reason, I prefer analog black and white photography to digital technique. By hand processing all my photographs I try to recreate the luminosity I experienced when taking the photograph. This present project was inspired by a book written by Seneca Ray Stoddard in 1873 titled Old Times in The Adirondacks. That summer he traveled by carriage, steamer, canoe, and on foot to document the natural beauty as well as the industrial changes occurring in what is now the Adirondack State Park. His work was instrumental in creating the ‘forever wild’ designation for this upstate area. In the summer of 2023, I followed his trail taking my own photographs some of which I present here. Being able to hike and photograph in this park, I am truly a grateful recipient of his hard work.

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