Inspired by Ansel Adams’s exalted homages to the American West, Chip Hooper presents a subtler view of his native California in sober photographs of seascapes. He works exclusively with a large-format 8x10 camera, producing sharp-focused prints that reflect his technical mastery of the medium.
Listed price includes archival framing with optium acrylic glazing
Signature: Titled and dated in pencil by the artist on the recto of the original mount
Image rights: © Chip Hooper, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
About Chip Hooper
Inspired by renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams, Chip Hooper takes sublime photographs of the world’s oceans and seas, seeking to capture both the vistas before him and their emotional resonance. For Hooper, taking a photograph is a contemplative process, as he explains: “The best images always happen when what I am feeling becomes one with what I am seeing.” Working in series, he creates elegant black-and-white portraits of the seascapes he visits around the world, celebrating their majesty while attempting to convey their profoundly moving effect upon him.
American, 1962-2016, Chicago, Illinois, based in Carmel Valley, California