“I feel like I’m capturing the last of a dying breed of farmers and ranchers here in western Colorado,” says Tyler Stableford, co-director of Stableford Studios, Carbondale, Colo.
Stableford, who is one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, recently captured the heart and soul of the people who work the expansive valleys in western Colorado, juxtaposed against grand mountainous vistas in a series entitled The Farmers.
Stableford used a Canon EOS-1D C, a Canon 5D Mark III, and a Canon 1D X, to photograph the project, but the ultimate expression of the work, says Stableford, comes through the prints produced on the studio’s Canon iPF8400 wide format inkjet printer.
“I see images on the back of the camera, I see them on the computer, and then they come out on a large-format print and they’ve gained a life. And to me, that is where the real soul of an art of an image of a person is. It’s not through an electronic LCD screen,” says Stableford.
In the video embedded below, Stableford explains how Canon’s input to output workflow helped create his latest portraiture series, in which the American frontier is brought into a whole new light.
“Making a large format print transcends the fleeting moment that we try to capture, and makes it more iconic,” adds Stableford Studios co-director Kate Rolston.