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April 2017 back issue
Last Best Hiding Place
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
by Tim Richmond
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The Process Working with a wooden field camera, Tim Richmond salutes slow photography in today’s digital culture.
Deserted streets with beer cans blowing down the road…a cowboy washing his shirts…a train on its way to a million acres of emptiness…a Vietnam vet who lost twenty years of recent memory…a whole town for sale…meth warnings…a tattooed waitress in neon light.  All of these inhabit the Last Best Hiding Place. Last Best Hiding Place, is Tim Richmond’s personal and contemporary odyssey through a landscape of filmic references in the American West, revealing stories true or imagined.
In this way, the subject of time informs the work’s content and its methodology. There is a strong sense of waiting, for what we ask each subject. He meticulously hand processes the negatives in a unique chemical fashion yielding a subtle de-saturated image. He approaches the print making with a gut instinct where the head is ruled by the heart, and produces stunning C type prints with a delicate tonality.
Bar, Byron, Wyoming.
Bar, Deadwood, South Dakota.
Big Sandy, Montana.
Broadway St, Sheridan, Wyoming.
Brothel, East Mercury St, Butte, Montana.
Dawn, Cody, Wyoming.
Fort Benton, Montana.
King St Alley, Shoshoni, Wyoming.
Laundromat, Casper, Wyoming.
Lewistown, Montana.
Main St, Harlowton, Montana.
Meth, Harlowton, Montana.
North Wyoming St, Butte, Montana.
Oglala Sioux Reservation, South Dakota.
Pleasant St, Miles City, Montana.
Rancher, Buena Vista, Colorado.
Rte 87, Montana.
Santaquin, Utah.
Walkerville, Montana.
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