Jackson Ball

Hi all. I am a 60 something year old living in California. I've been in the heat transfer system manufacturing business for 25 plus years. I continue a long history of product and industrial system photography from small items the size of a chair to systems the size of a bus and of course, nature. As with life and Spirit, we love things expansive and things very small for the beauty they reveal, both in creation and in expression.

For over a decade in the studio and the field I relied on my trusty 4x5 view camera, sturdy tripod, two nice Schneider lenses and four 1500 watt strobe heads with umbrellas and soft boxes. And always shot 100 ISO Fuji transparencies for ultra sharpness and color saturation when PMT scanning. I experimented with early generation digital backs, but found they could not compare with sheet film in sharpness and detail.... until recently.

So we did a complete digital system upgrade from 35 to Medium Format. Our main system uses Rodenstock HR lenses on a Cambo body and Leaf Aptus 80 megapixel 16-bit, 12-stop digital back. For Medium Format hand-held images we chose the Leica S2/006 and three of the most marvelous Leica lenses I have ever used. I feel like I'm learning all over again.

Now I travel around the world for business and pleasure and am constantly developing ever deeper photographic and composition skills, and great patience for airlines security with small overhead bins.

Seek, find and create beauty everywhere and experience it's essence and presence always.

You make it impossible if you try, but inevitable if you just simply are. This little saying applies to many dimensions of life, and includes the artistic side of photography. It is time in the wild, seeking, finding, enjoying and capturing beauty in the most diverse and obscure places that this merging of singleness of being and creative purpose most readily celebrate.

Find beauty everywhere!

Love and Honor...

Powered by SmugMug Log In