Piece of the Week: Carmel by the Sea

Piece of the Week: Carmel by the Sea

Carmel by the Sea, by Gustavo Castilla, is this week’s Piece of the Week. In the small picture, you can see a cliff that is abundant with nature overviewing a vast ocean. Most intriguing about this piece is the irony between the large landscape and the miniature photograph. When viewing a photograph with such a small area, one would expect the topic of the photograph to be small as well, for example a small object or a still life, but Castilla does the exact opposite and puts a colossal view inside this tiny snapshot.

Carmel by the Sea is a platinum print, which has the greatest tonal range of any other printing method. That and the fact that it has a completely matte surface makes it a very desirable method of printing. It is the most durable process in photography.