Photo by Stephen Johnson © 2016

Photo by Stephen Johnson © 2016

Ed Stone has been making photographs for nearly 40 years. His interest in photography started in 1970 when he enrolled in a beginning black and white photography class at Merced College. Though he was inspired by the great landscape photographers of that time he soon discovered that his camera, a Canon 35mm was not really suited for landscapes. Rather than make the change to a larger format he decided to adjust his subjects to fit his camera.  He chose smaller subjects or parts of larger ones. Moving in closer and cropping tighter. He was further influenced by the work of Wynn Bullock, Man Ray, and the closeup work of Edward Weston.

In 1976 Ed began a successful career in the printing industry. For the next 30 years he worked as a prepress technician and graphic designer. During that time Ed became involved in the burgeoning field of digital imaging. Transitioning from light table and process camera, to desktop computer and high end scanners, he became proficient in all phases of electronic prepress. Using programs such as Photoshop on a daily basis, he made the switch to a digital darkroom.

In the 1990’s he purchased his first computer and began scanning his slides and negatives and printing them on digital output devices.   He made the switch to a digital camera in 2002. 

Ed’s work has  been exhibited at the the Pacific Grove Art Center,  the Carmel Art and Film Festival, and recently, The Center for Photographic Art,  in Fort Collins, Colorado.