Temple Mountain and Clouds, San Rafael Reef, Utah gelatin silver print image 19 x 16
Chris Gower specializes in large-format,
black and white film photography, creating his prints by hand on
gelatin silver papers. Chris studied privately with photographer and
master printer Alan Ross. He has photographed with large format cameras
since 2000, using the view camera to photograph landscape and
architectural subject matter.
Chris is delighted by the magic, wonder, and inspiration of traditional
black and white photography. His work follows two themes: the natural
world and the human-altered landscape. Within those themes, he seeks
subject matter best suited to the tones and textures of black and white
Chris was born in Tokyo, Japan, and was raised in Normandy Park,
Washington. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business
Administration from the University of Washington. He and his wife Sheri
have enjoyed living in Salem, Oregon, since 2009.