Joel Anderson takes photographs using a 1940s wooden field view camera outfitted with modern lenses. He uses only available light, with no distortion filters. He treasures the beauty of natural landscapes and has photographed scenes from California, to the American Southwest, to the farmlands in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Anderson prints all of his own images in his darkroom in Pennsylvania's Lykens Valley. He uses traditional methods and archival paper known for its vivid and long-lasting prints. No digital manipulation or enhancement is involved. In a final step, he archivally washes and dry mounts each print onto museum board to ensure durability.
Art of the State, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania , State Museum, 2012
Natural World International Photographic Exhibition, Pittsburg, PA, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1994
Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, New Castle, PA, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 2007
Yosemite Renaissance XIII, Yosemite, CA, Yosemite Museum Gallery, 1998
Portraits 2013, Fort Collins, CO, Center for Fine Art Photography, 2013
Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition, Bath, England, Royal Photographic Society, 2014
Solo Exhibition, New Castle, Pennsylvania, Hoyt Center of Fine Arts, 2014