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J.L. Rodman

J. L. Rodman

"The focus of my work is to present to the viewer as accurately as possible what I felt at the moment of capture."

John Rodman is fascinated by landscapes, both rural and urban. He shoots almost exclusively in black and white, having found that this medium affords a more timeless and dramatic presentation. Most importantly, he believes that the absence of color facilitates the emergence of other compositional elements, including quality of light, tonality, texture, form, and pattern.

Rodman shoots medium-format and then converts the digital image to black and white. He prints his photos utilizing carbon-based pigment inks. This results in greater shadow and highlight detail, more separation between elements in the photo, and more dimensionality. He prints on matte and semi-gloss papers, and the photo content dictates which paper finish will most fully realize his vision.

John Rodman is self-taught. Once he became seriously interested in fine art photography, he participated in several landscape photography workshops with well-known photographers, including Bruce Barnbaum, Jay Dusard, Jack Dykinga, Craig Blacklock, and Tom Till. He later worked as Craig Blacklock's assistant on a winter landscape photography workshop on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

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Trollfjord - Lofoten Islands, Norway
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Korsenes, Norway
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Farm - Sandtorgholmen, Norway
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Sandtorgholmen, Norway
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Mysterious House - Hatt Vika, Norway
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Farm - Norway
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Shadowlands - Lofoten Islands, Norway
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
King School - Apostle Islands, WI
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Surrounded - North Shore of Lake Superior
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Minnesota Morn - Houston, MN
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Solo Flight - Door County, WI
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Reflection - Kitchi Gammi Park
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Schoolhouse
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Tree & Sky - Eastern Wyoming
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Crooked Aspens - Sundance, UT
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Farm - Rushford, MN
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
16 Below - Kitchi Gammi Park
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Serenity - Crosby Park - Saint Paul, MN
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Abandoned - Eastern Wyoming
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
A Winter's Day - Apostle Islands, WI
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Cemetary - Taos Pueblo, NM
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Icicles - North Shore of Lake Superior
Black & White Photograph

by J.L. Rodman
$ 260 - $ 420
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Northeast Minneapolis Fall Fine Arts Show - 1st Place, Minneapolis, MN, Solar Arts Building, 2013
Fine Arts Competition-Minnesota State Fair - Accepted work, Saint Paul, MM, State Fairgrounds, 2014
Fine Arts Competition-Minnesota State Fair - Accepted work, Saint Paul, MM, State Fairgrounds, 2012
Fine Arts Competition-Minnesota State Fair - Accepted work, Saint Paul, MM, State Fairgrounds, 2011
Collections
40 Artist Montage Installation, Northeeast Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, MN, 2013