Unlike most photographers who have shifted completely over to a digital format, our new guest member, Kyle Forrest Burns, captures his images with a large format Hasselblad camera, preferring old analogue ways in an otherwise digital era.
"My photographic aesthetic yearns for the possibility and the potential of nostalgia." Burns explains. "In the high-definition digital age of photography, I alternatively capture images on film, evoking in my photographs a sense of melancholy and wistfulness. Films susceptibility to varied outcomes lends my art to a look that cannot be recreated, while capturing a timeless feeling that leave viewers longing for the past."
Burns, previously of Chico, CA, has recently started a farm at the historic Nye Ranch, in an effort to grow a steady stream of vegetables and flowers for the local economy. Located right off on Mendocino coast, with its perfect maritime climate, the ranch is a great outpost where he can venture out using the subtle coastal light as a perfect foil for his kind of photography. "I have a deep appreciation and fascination for the history in the landscape and I do my best to awaken that sentimental feeling in my photographs, " Burns says of the nostalgia he would like to evoke within all of us.