Ladder to the Light
Chatham in December "I’m always looking for unique vantage points for photographing Stage Harbor Light. In this instance, I wanted to give the illusion that the ladder on the pier in the foreground ascended to the lighthouse. The afterglow following the sunset gave a smooth backdrop to the silhouettes of the pier, lighthouse and fishermen’s’ boats. The long exposure and moving water blurred the pier and boat reflections adding a painterly surrealism to the scene. I climbed partway up a stone revetment to get the right height and angle to create this “ladder to the light” illusion. Don’t tell anyone." -Jon Vaughan, Photographer Fine Art 8” x 10” Photograph by Jon Vaughan, dry mounted on acid-free foam board, custom cut and hinged on an acid-free matte. Framed In Metal. Outside dimensions: 12'' x 15'' Additional sizes of this image may be available. Please call (508) 945-1288 for more info.
Processes and MaterialsThis photograph is dry-mounted and personally hand signed by Jon Vaughan on the back, including the title, location and time of year. It is an open edition print on archival pulp paper with archival pigment inks. Please treat it with the same care you would give to watercolor art - framed behind glass and protected from direct sunlight and excessive humidity. The print is permanently dry mounted on acid-free foam board. Then an acid and lignin free mat (Crescent Select - White Sands) is custom cut and museum hinged to the mounting board. The finished piece is protected in a custom sleeve of high clarity archival Mylar film. All of the mounting, matting and framing is done at Yankee Ingenuity. Bob Korn, of Bob Korn Imaging, printed this image, as well as all of Jon Vaughan's images since 1981.
About Jon VaughanJon Vaughan is an award-winning photographer and the author of Coastal Effects, a photographic tribute to Cape Cod. A self-taught photographer, Vaughan has been photographing the Cape for more than 30 years. In pursuing the challenge of being in the “right place at the right time, Vaughan has captured many of the extraordinary moments common to this spectacular coastal paradise. His work is widely collected and can be found in thousands of private homes and collections, and at his gallery, Yankee Ingenuity, in Chatham, MA.