Sandy King holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from Louisiana State University.
He is Professor Emeritus of Languages from Clemson University and currently
resides in Easley, South Carolina.
Sandy is a photo historian and the author of several books on the pictorial
movement in Spanish photography, including: The Photographic Impressionists
of Spain: A History of the Aesthetics and Technique of Pictorial Photography,
Schmidt de las Heras: Fotografías 1944-1960, and El impresionismo fotográfico
en España: Una historia de la técnica y de la estética
de la fotografía pictorialista, Zarautz (Spain), 2000.
Sandy prints primarily with alternative processes, including carbon, kallitype,
and palladium, and has published numerous articles in both print and on-line
sources, including portfolios in Photovison, Silvershotz and View Camera.
He has conducted numerous workshops on carbon printing in the USA and abroad,
and is the author of The Book of Carbon and Carbro: Contemporary Procedures
for Monochrome Pigment Printmaking, 2002.
My objective as a photographer is to capture images that express the timeless.
I am interested in the natural landscape as an abstraction of reality and
I print in monochrome because it abstracts reality and allows one to concentrate
on light, form and texture.
Printmaking is as important to me as seeing and discovery. Most of my work
is done with hand made photographic processes, including carbon transfer and
platinum and palladium.
Being a part of the Ossabaw Artists Collective has been rewarding both personally
and professionally, for the new friends I have made and for the opportunity
to spend time and photograph on this beautiful barrier island. I hope that
my work will convey to others the beauty of the place, and to preserve as
much of it as possible for future generations.