Detroit – The B Sides
Follow and collect throughout 2019 as each month I add a previously unreleased or perhaps overlooked photograph from nearly 40 years of my black-and-white, Detroit archives. These are photographs that may have been on the same roll as a previously released image and overlooked in the excitement of another photograph.
Going through my negatives from those times, I often find gems that were perhaps neglected in getting a “Snow dog” or “Willow Branches” out into the world. Caught up in the immediate excitement of something that caught my imagination and mind’s eye, I would often skip by or discount other things made on the same night. It’s work that I find in retrospect to be equally, or in some cases, perhaps more, important or deserving than what commanded my attention at the time.
I’ve decided that starting in January, and beginning with “Rouge Parkway 1999” (pictured below), I will offer a new, previously unreleased photograph for a limited time each month, effectively creating a portfolio of the “B Sides” that will only be available here online through my website at a very special price. Please see the growing portfolio below.
Hand printed by me in the gum over platinum process, these prints feature an image size of 5×5 inches printed on an 8×10 inch sheet of fine watercolor paper. Each print will be stamped with the NLPW printer’s chop, signed, titled and dated, and will come with a sealed and signed provenance stating its origin.
For the first print in this series, I have chosen a photograph made in Detroit’s Rouge Park 20 years ago in the winter of 1999, minutes before I made one of my more collected images, “Willow Branches – Rouge River.” In fact, they are both on the same, 12-exposure roll of Tri-X film. I can’t remember ever printing this negative before, yet it is a beautiful photograph that hid in the shadows until now. A true B Side.
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