Michael Garlington

I had the opportunity to meet Michael Garlington recently in his darkroom in Petaluma, California. I’m glad the directions were good – as there is no cell phone coverage where he lives and works – he’s off the beaten track in more ways than one.

I am fascinated not only by his work – my favorite being The Fishmonger’s Daughter – but by the extraordinary passion and energy he exudes. Watching him print in a converted barn is a blast – as he moves his hands through the air under the light of the enlarger looking for an organic connection to the final print.
He is wandering Europe now, and last I heard was in the Greek Isles shooting away. He is making his way to Germany to create another photo car.

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