Changing Moods
Changing Moods: Sixty Years in Black and White, John Alexander Dersham’s second book, showcases powerful, haunting black-and-white art photography from six decades of work. Inspired by his teen experience with a simple Kodak box camera and the encouragement of mentors, he has dedicated his life to capturing the physical world through the lens. Changing Moods chronicles Dersham’s personal growth as a photographer and artist, tracing his work from darkroom to gallery. To achieve exquisite image quality, he relies on elbow grease and old-fashioned methods. Throughout his shooting career, Dersham has awakened before dawn to catch the perfect light, lugging his bulky and complex large-format cameras to locations across the United States. The breathtaking results range from austere and dramatic landscapes to the poignancy of the everyday, revealing a master photographer at work. Read more