The Artistry Of D'Arazien
The Kent State University Press
This visually stunning retrospective gathers highlights of d’Arazien’s unparalleled photogenic accomplishments.
Arthur d’Arazien’s particular talent was to photograph American industry. He recorded with artistry, precision, and passion the powerful, emotional impact of giant machines, immense structures, and complex artifacts. His photographs are the result of meticulous planning and implementation on a grand scale. He was an experimenter and an innovator, pioneering such techniques as multiple exposures on a single sheet of film; lights in motion in the dark; and the use of reflectors, flash powder, and strobe lights to illuminate huge interior and exterior spaces. He experimented with films, cameras, lenses, focus, exposure, filters, and lighting to achieve just the right effects.