Swimmers at Sylvan Lake, n.d.
gelatin silver print
|For over forty years, Sam Wang has been using handmade cameras, special lenses and a variety of alternative printing processes to create unique, round images. His subjects range from landscapes and man-made environments to portraits, figure studies, and still-life. The effect of the spherical "frame" is not incidental, but a different way of seeing and feeling: Wang states, "...it's much less about round shapes than about total immersion in observation." Wang has also produced a large body of traditionally formatted work, much of it using the pinhole camera and alternative processes such as platinum/palladium. A collection of his work is published in Sam Wang, Four Decades of Photographic Explorations (2011).|