carl yeager

Carl Yeager

Carl Yeager, A temp Bio as of March 17th 2016.

I first started photography in 1972. It was my boss who introduced me to photographic and darkroom work. My first darkroom came in 1972 into the mid 80s. I prefer the PC darkroom work for myself now days. I do however think that the chemical dark room is very important experience for anyone who is serious about photo work.
My interests in subjects through the years evolved from what’s called a purist photographer which I had 15 years of. In the use of a chemical darkroom than with graphic editing software manipulation. I now consider myself a photographic graphic artist.
I also owe a big part of my artistic discipline to artist Alan Magee who I had the pleasure to have as a friend and spent many field trips with. Along with artist Robert Seufert from Bucks County, Pa.

Since 1980-84 I have been battling a neuromuscular disease. I live with a tracheotomy tube and a ventilator at night with o2 at night. A gift of life from my fine doctors at Abington hospital in Pa. I have several limitations taking photos. Because my hands shake, I can only use a tripod. I also deal with chronic dry eyes which blurs my vision 27-7. My long field trip days are over now. My love for this art is on a one to one basis, meaning my work is a 100 percent reflection of who I am. Thus it is a visual diary of people, places and things in good times and bad. I have cherished and learned to accept all through the years. It is unacceptable for me now to let time go by and not produce something from within. I could not do it any other way.
I have a wife and two boys and live in Montgomeryville, Pa.USA.

Epilogue, life.
After I was diagnosed in 1984 I became dormant for years thinking I was less of a man. It was not until September 13th of 1999 my life changed for ever. I suddenly woke up in Abington ICU on life support and for the next 17 days it took to realize what my life was all about. The love from my family, doctors and nurses let me live again. It was soon after I recovered my creative force came back at a higher level to stay.

My style, Dimensional Imaging scan, output runs from 300-3600Dpi @24bits. The wide latitude of Dpi is for DOF and detail.

Since 1997 I have been working with Dimensional imaging scans. Experimental fine art. Using a Epson refurb scanner. Lid is off on all pieces. This is Dimensional, “people not flat” Example if I have a burnt fire log the whole log goes on the glass canvas of the scanner. It may sound easy to be a quick fix for reproduction. It is not and very deceitful and time consuming. The average piece takes some 12-15hrs. There are rare times I use a small part of a photo file. Photoshop is a necessity for removal of artifacts were compress air would destroy the capture. Although canvas glass is cleaned prior, sometime those little guys called artifacts show up anyway. One other problems is the glass image, all glass is not created equal. Skew and distortion of the scan which has to be addressed. Glass is a great source for miss direction. DOF is only .75 in most cases.
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