I was honored to attend Quang-Tian Long’s “Treasured Lands” exhibition at Santa Monica’s Bergamont Station this weekend.
Long is a trained scientist and gifted photographer who fell in love with Yosemite on a visit and decided he had to see all of the National Parks. His exhibition consists of 58 large prints — one from each of the U.S. National Parks.
He shoots on 5×7 film, which is both very difficult and rewarding — these images have an astounding resolution and clarity that really reminds you just how far digital has to go.
His exhibition runs at the Terra Galleria through October 25th, and is well worth a visit. If you can’t make it out to Santa Monica, though, definitely take a moment to browse through his online gallery. Even on a computer screen, the images are impressive.
Thanks to Andrew for the tip!