In this signed book, New York-educated and Hudson Valley-based photographer Francesco Mastalia captures the portraits and stories, in their own words, of more than 100 New York farmers and chefs for whom “organic” is a state of mind. Francesco employs the wet plate collodion photographic method, which dates back to the 1850s. It’s a race against time to gauge the perfect amalgamation of lighting, humidity and exposure; in contrast to the burst modes of today’s digital cameras, there are no second chances with this technique, nor is there any post-production editing. The pictures Francesco shoots are the ones we see: portraits bathed in shadows and silver tones that inspire conversation about what it can mean to be simultaneously historic, modern and timeless — a reflection of the human, organic experience.
Printed in Rhinebeck, NY by Francesco Mastalia Photography.
Hardcover. 224 pages. Published by powerHouse Books. 9.3" x 0.9" x 12.5". Signed by the author. Foreword by Mark Ruffalo.
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