Curtis and Conde signed on to work at Phantom Ranch. They spent six years there, learning to photograph the Canyon “from the bottom up.
They carry three cameras, a medium-format camera for black-and-white and two
35 mm cameras loaded with color transparency film. They “stalk the light” far
into the backcountry. “We sit for seven, eight, ten hours in one spot—in one
spot! When the canyon finally reveals itself, we are there to push the
button. You have to be both very patient and very fast. We always try to
photograph images that carry that feeling, that emotion, that spirit of the
magnificent and instantaneous. Hopefully then we can share this vision with a
world that’s bombarded with imagery of anxiety and pain.”
Photography is painting with light. It is stalking the light. As fine art photographers we deliberately try to capture extraordinary and rare moments...