Route 66 Missouri: Former Antique Shop Sign, Phelps, 2000
Archival inkjet print on archival Epson Premium Luster paper
13.75 x 11.50 in
In images such as this, the influence of Ansel Adams and the other members of the group f.64 is clearly evident. The group f.64 was intent on truth in the medium of photography, wanting to push the camera to see even more clearly than the human eye. To do this, they used the small aperture, marked by the f-stop 64, which allows the camera to have an expansive depth of field. In this image, the earthy and sensuous textures of the brick and stone walls stand in direct contrast to the clean lines and graphic finish of the Route 66 sign. Ferderbar's mastery of the camera as an instrument brings out these contrasts following the legacies of the earlier American masters. 10 x 8 inches, image 13.75 x 11.5 inches, sheet 16.13 x 13.88 inches, frame Signed lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, Museum Glass to inhibit fading, and housed in a modern profile silver finish wood moulding.