Musings on a massive tree and void

May 1, 2020 – Ann Arbor, MI

I got the idea to create a 35 image stitch of a massive tree (7 rows of 5 horizontal frames) while it was still bare from winter. While processing the images, I found myself attracted to a college layout where I intentionally didn’t blend the frame edges.

This reminded my of a college I produced of my father, back in the film and print days. I shot 2 or 3 rolls of film with a telephoto lens, then literally cut and pasted the prints down on matte board. Eventually I made a medium format negative of the original and made the print that hangs in my home not far from where I write these words, 1,117 days after my father passed away.

Note for photo nerds: 35 frames from a Sony Alpha a7R III ended up producing a college sized 24,775 × 19,599 pixels. 

Author: Christopher

Director of Digital Strategy @umich, husband, dad, photographer, nice guy. Lover of the outdoors. Chess aficionado. I wrangle nerds.