Whether you enjoy collecting prints from your favorite photographers or would like to get started with printing your own work, Fujifilm has a new docuseries worth checking out to get you even more inspired. Titled Beyond the Lens, it features two photographers who use Fujicolor Crystal Archive Papers for their printing needs. Each episode not only tells us why printing remains important today, but also tackles the technicalities of the process so photographers get the best prints out of their work.
The docuseries is set to give us eight episodes spread out until early September 2018, with the first already up for viewing at Fujifilm’s photo papers website (www.makeanoriginal.com). The first four episodes feature the point of view of Maryland-based photojournalist David Hobby, who sees prints as both a selection process and a permanence process. The other four episodes follow fine art landscape photographer Jeff Mitchum, whose works span over three decades and have been sought by National Geographic and several fine art museums.
With both professional photographers being passionate advocates of printing using the Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper, the docuseries can give us a good picture of what Fujifilm’s papers have to offer. According to David Hobby, the prints are “beautiful and painterly; somehow muted and saturated at the same time.” Meanwhile, Jeff Mitchum, who owns three fine art galleries, has found that Fujifilm’s silver halide photographic papers produce prints that are “widely accepted throughout the fine art world and acknowledged by master printers across the globe.”
Watch the first episode of Beyond the Lens with David Hobby:
You can also check out the trailer for Jeff Mitchum’s episodes below:
Screenshot image from the video by Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper