The Decisive Moment of the Landscape

written by: Paul Kozal

It’s a “nice, sunny day” in Paul Kozal’s region of Northern California today; that means it’s a good darkroom day. “I go out to shoot on the foggy days,” he says. Many black-and-white photographers aim for the perfect exposures and razor-sharp negatives of Ansel Adams and the ƒ/64 school, hoping to make large prints from them. Paul Kozal has a different viewpoint. He draws his inspiration from the earlier Pictorialists, such as Alfred Steiglitz. “I like my photographs small and soft,” Kozal relates from his Northern California home. “I don’t subscribe to the ‘bigger is better’ philosophy. Often, someone sees Read more »