Akeley Motion Picture Camera, New York
From the portfolio On My Doorstep 1914-1973
Paul Strand, American, 1890 - 1976. Printed by Richard Benson, American, born 1943. Published by Michael E. Hoffmanas Agent for Paul Strand.
Strand met the photographer Richard Benson in 1972, and under his supervision, entrusted Benson with the printing of his images for a series of portfolios. Benson’s fidelity to Strand’s own printing methods is readily apparent. But so too is Benson’s own aesthetic: here, he chose to soften some of Strand’s otherwise stark black tones and heighten the texture of the camera body.