“Homer Spit” by John J Penner is printed using a process called piezography. Also known as carbon inkjet printing, piezography a is a monochrome black-and-white printing process that works with five to seven gray ink gradations. The process was first developed by Jon Cone in 2000 and has been refined ever since. The inks are made from pure carbon pigments, which gives the print exceptional durability. Thanks to the fine gradation of the inks, a resolution and impression of analog prints is achieved that is not possible with any other inkjet printing process. In “Homer Spit“ John J Penner uses seven different hues of carbon ink in warm and cool variations, producing great acuity and detail. These photographs glow.
The Homer Spit is a geographical landmark located on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Named in 1896 by a group of 50 men and one woman from the Alaska Gold Mining Company, the Spit has had other, less well-known names as well: Uzintun, or “extends out into distance (Dena’ina); Mys Ugolnoy, or Coal Cape (Russian); and Coal Bay, a mining camp at the base of the Spit.
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