- Q: Where can I see some of your work?
- A: Go to 'RGK Recommends' under the 'About' tab / section. There I have listed the various museums that house my collections, as well as various galleries who currently are showing, or who have shown, my work.
- Q: Where can I meet you? Do you ever teach or lecture?
- A: Check out the 'Workshops & Appearances' tab / section of this site. All of my public appearances are listed chronologically by date under their respective categories (SOLO EXHIBITS, GROUP EXHIBITS, WORKSHOPS).
- Q: How may I support your cause to Stop The Pebble mine?
- A: Please sign the current, active NRDC petition located on their Stop the Pebble mine BioGems page.
- Q: Your textiles and embroideries are beautiful. Are they for sale?
- A: Currently they are available for sale thru my online store. You can access my online store by clicking on the 'Store' tab / section on my site. It will open in a new window, and you can order photographs, books, embroideries, and textiles conveniently by credit card or paypal.
- Q: Are all of your photographs available for sale?
- A: The reproduction rights for all of my photographs are for sale. A select few images I have chosen to exhibit and make available as signed, limited edition prints.
A selection of prints from various projects is offered in specific sizes and prices at my online store. If you see a photograph on my site that you wish to purchase, look to the bottom right under the photo for a live-link to my store that says, 'BUY THIS PRINT'.
If you do not see the 'BUY THIS PRINT' link, go to 'Image Info', located on the left under the photo for details of how to purchase a print.
Most prints are available in several sizes and those varying sizes may not have a direct store link, so go to 'Image Info' for details of size/price and how to purchase. 'Image Info' is located on the left, under the photo.
A select group of my photos have been made available as prints for philanthropic fundraising. If you are interested in these prints, contact our studios at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the online 'Contact RGK' form under the 'About' tab / section.
If you wish to purchase a photograph from an edition that has sold out, there may be one offered in the national auction market or through one of my galleries. Please contact our studios at email@example.com, or use the online 'Contact RGK' form under the 'About' tab / section.
You may also access my online store by clicking on the 'Store' tab / section on my site. It will open in a new window, and you can order photographs, books, embroideries, and textiles conveniently by credit card or paypal.
- Q: How many prints are in each of your editions?
- A: Early in my career, mostly with the Hudson River work, I printed many editions of 50. Match-printing that many prints became laborious, so over the years my edition sizes have become smaller. Many projects like Tongass, Overlooked in America, ARCTIC, and Bristol Bay feature editions of 27, or at the most 33. Much of the new digital work is in an edition of 10 or less.
It is important to note that in most cases an edition of a certain number, say 33, includes ALL prints printed, in all sizes. I seldom print an edition exclusive to one size unless it is an extremely large image or it is being used for philanthropic purposes.
- Q: Who are your sponsors? How may I sponsor you?
- A: Go to the 'RGK Recommends' section under the 'About' tab / section. There I have listed the AFFILIATES & SPONSORS that I work with. And yes, I'm always happy to entertain new sponsorship. Feel free to use the 'Contact RGK' form under the 'About' tab / section to reach me.
- Q: May I hire you to photograph something?
- A: I usually work on commission. I tend to select projects with a conservation focus. I generally do not do promotional photography. Feel free to use the 'Contact RGK' form under the 'About' tab / section to reach me.
- Q: What camera(s) do you use?
- A: Over the years I have shot with many formats ranging from 35mm to 8"x10". Often the remoteness of the project dictates the camera of choice. Much of my recent work, especially in Alaska, was done with a Pentax 6X7 in places where I had the opportunity where I had the opportunity to use a tripod. If I am flying or floating, I shoot a Pentax 645 handheld.
- Q: Do you shoot film or digital?
- A: I still shoot film, specifically Fuji Velvia 50 and Velvia 100. Although the work flow is a bit more cumbersome than direct-from-digital, I love the color spectrum of the Velvia film which I drum scan at 500 mbs. Given the great color pallete of Velvia, the fact I am shooting medium format sized film, and that I am scanning at such high resolution gives me extraordinary print quality and allows me to use that vast amount of digital infomrmation in other new forms of technical applicaton.
- Q: When did you first know you wanted to become a photographer?
- A: In my freshman year in college I was introduced to a 35mm camera in a design class at UCLA and was taught to process a print in the darkroom. I can distincly remember taking a picture of a large leaf and making a decent black and white print. That was about as exciting as anything I had ever done. I had a Brownie camera as a child and I took a lot of pictures, but it was that moment with the print in the dark room when my education allowed me to realize the visual power of the medium and the way it appears to represent reality.
- Q: Which is your most favorite photograph of your collection?
- A: I think artists are usually in love with their most recent work and I'm currently running wild in the digital darkroom. I supppose 'Confused by Butterflies' would be my choice at the moment, however some of my favorite prints are, 'Sun Dance' (Sundance series), 'Cosmic Trees' (Sundance series), and October 24, 1983 / 2:10 p.m. (Hudson River series). Most likely because in my heart-of-hearts as an artist my considerations are about color.
- Q: Which photographs have been the best vehicles for your Conservation efforts?
- A: Certainly my image from the Tongass series, 'John Hopkins Inlet, Glacier Bay', is not only an iconic image and a beautiful print, but is also one that seems to have attracted quite a wide fan following. 'CVNRA #125', the cover of my book, 'Overlooked in America', which was a toxic waterfall in a national park and so labled, probably has been the most widely published to-date. It appears that 'The Iliuk Arm of Naknek Lake, Katmai' from my current work in Southwest Alaska and Bristol Bay is emerging as an image that has public appeal, and is becoming one of the iconic images in the ongoing battle to prevent the Pebble mine.
- Q: Do you have a favorite color?
- A: The color of blue around certain reefs in the Pacific, especially Palau.
- Q: Who designed your new website & blog?
- A: Little Bear Productions, a new-media marketing agency headquartered in San Francisco specializing in social media strategy, design and implementation.
- Q: What is Social Media?
- A: Social Media is today's Public Relations & Marketing, focused on the internet. Social Media blends technology and social interaction, which allows for cutting-edge communications in the digital-age
- Q: Who hosts your website?
- A: I've used liveBooks for the past five years, and was one of their early clients. We recently collaborated on the site redesign, and I feel it is a real evolution both technically and aesthetically. The founders of liveBooks are also photographers, so they had a real appreciation for what i do. This made the whole process more rewarding for both of us, and resulted in a great website.