Iconic representations of the American West, rare images, lost for nearly a century now newly discovered
LOS ANGELES--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- The panorama of the American West, idyllic in its powerful, stark beauty, is revealed in a rare collection of spectacular Modernist landscape photographic prints. The unique collection of limited, exclusive images, captured by a photographer whose talent is indisputable but whose identity is, at this time unknown, is now available at TheLostNegatives.com. An exclusive, special release of limited edition prints will be unveiled at a future date.
These photographic prints are powerful in their expression and many are for sale for the first time ever.
These photographic prints - made from wet plate glass negatives discovered in a 90-year-old wooden crate - are a journey through various California locations: Yosemite National Park (El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls, Vernal Falls, etc.) One of Americaâ€™s greatest natural treasures: Yosemite National Park was a key subject for this photographer.
According to John Norsigian, co-founder of The Lost Negatives: â€œThe photographic skills of how this photographer captured breathtaking vistas of various California landscapes with an incredible eye for vision and composition, makes this collection even more intriguing. The negatives are nearly 100 years old and snapshots of American history. From a historical perspective, these negatives are vintage California. We know that a Korona View camera was used and he/she was a professional â€“ each 6.5â€ x 8.5â€ glass plate negative was enclosed in an envelope with detailed photography notes.â€
After being lost for over 90 years, the limited-in-quantity, exclusive glass plate negatives were discovered in a wooden crate purchased at a house sale in Fresno, California by a local commercial painter.
â€œThis photographer had an incredible eye for expressing the majestic beauty of the American West â€“ many of Californiaâ€™s iconic untapped natural resources,â€ adds Norsigian. â€œThe thoughtful and careful photographic process of this photographer resulted in images of stunning scenery, big sky, expansive spaces, epic grandeur and the wilderness which evoke an emotive power.â€
These prints are ideal for interior designers, homeowners, hotel or corporate art collectors/designers or private collectors with a penchant for exclusive and tasteful artistic pieces.
Consumers can mix and customize sizes, frames and styles
The photographic prints are available in a variety of print sizes, frame styles and matting options. There are also a limited, hand-numbered variety of prints in an exclusive, special Collectorâ€™s Edition section.
International orders are available.
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