Harnessing the Wind

CompanyDeon Reynolds Photography
PhotographerDeon Reynolds
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Spring Valley Wind, near Ely, Nevada.

About Photographer

Photographing since he was seven, Deon Reynolds began investigating and documenting the rich history of the American West with his father, Robert Reynolds, a prolific artist and Portland Art Museum instructor of drawing and design. He shaped Deon’s art career through art history and constant practice. Curiosity led him to take his black & white landscape photographs with plastic cameras. Their simplicity and spontaneity allows him to be more emotionally responsive to his ever-changing environment. Reynolds’ camera of choice is a Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” disposable camera. He recycles the cardboard cover, removes the color film and modifies the interior. Using a darkroom tent, he reloads the camera with Tri-X black & white film and uses filtration while shooting and adjusts aspects of processing to maximize the film’s potential.