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A native of Northville, Michigan, I am a self-taught photographer. My work is a visual expression of my interest in and appreciation of the art of automotive design; landscapes; and historic architecture, subjects and events.

My photographs have been published on the cover of the book BODIE: The Mines Are Looking Well... by Michael H. Piatt (North Bay Books, 2003; ISBN 1-9725200-5-8), in calendars, appeared on soda labels, and illustrated newspaper articles and web sites across the country and around the world. I exhibit at The Urban Pearl Gallery, Starring Gallery and Art House in Northville; Detroit Artists Market; Art-is-in Market in Novi, Michigan, as well as other gallery exhibitions. Check the Shows & Galleries page on my web site for a current listing at:

www.JamesCRitchie.com…

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  • Joined September 5, 2008

About

A native of Northville, Michigan, I am a self-taught photographer. My work is a visual expression of my interest in and appreciation of the art of automotive design; landscapes; and historic architecture, subjects and events.

My photographs have been published on the cover of the book BODIE: The Mines Are Looking Well... by Michael H. Piatt (North Bay Books, 2003; ISBN 1-9725200-5-8), in calendars, appeared on soda labels, and illustrated newspaper articles and web sites across the country and around the world. I exhibit at The Urban Pearl Gallery, Starring Gallery and Art House in Northville; Detroit Artists Market; Art-is-in Market in Novi, Michigan, as well as other gallery exhibitions. Check the Shows & Galleries page on my web site for a current listing at:

www.JamesCRitchie.com


While I have used both film and digital cameras, all photographs are processed in the digital darkroom. The decision to convert to digital processing and printing was made because it provides complete quality control, and is efficient due to minimal setup time. There is no expensive lab equipment to maintain nor any toxic chemicals to clean up or dispose of. (Expended printer cartridges are recycled.) Images are only adjusted to produce the best exposure, color, contrast, and cropping. Some subjects, though, are candidates for further interpretation, and may be converted to black & white, duotones, and / or artistically rendered using digital tools.

Whether from film or digital, all images are printed with Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks. These pigments offer superior color and resolution, plus stability and longevity that equals or exceeds that of traditional chemically processed photographs. This is the very same print engine and ink set that the Museum of Fine Art, Boston uses for giclee reproductions of their priceless collection. Properly framed and displayed in normal indoor lighting, prints made with these inks will last more than 100 years before any noticeable fading begins to occur.

Each print is signed, and mounted using conservation-grade materials to ensure maximum longevity and enjoyment.

Visit my Facebook Page and blog for news and articles about my photography and exhibits, photography in general, and other subjects at

www.facebook.com/james.ritchie.7505
www.jcritchie.blogspot.com

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James C. Ritchie

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