ABOUT StillTime Images is the home of Pennsylvania photographer Nick Bowen. He has been making original photographs since he was a teenager using his first 35 mm camera, a Leica and Weston meter left to him. He now uses a wooden 4x5 field camera to interpret the southeastern regions of Pennsylvania where he lives and has spent most of his life. Using the strengths of both film and digital technology, Bowen creates insightful translations of the places and situations he encounters either purposely or accidentally. The exposed and processed negatives are then scanned and edited digitally. The resulting files are printed on archival fine art papers in a variety of sizes up to 24" wide using a 10 color wide format archival inkjet printer. He does not like to strictly categorize his work into "landscape", "still life", "portrait", etc.; instead he sees most of his photographs as narratives that differ merely in degrees of distance. A quote from him: "For me, the landscape, or whatever category, is just another vehicle - an arena for conflict and resolution; a place for tension and struggle on all levels. Why I'm compelled to shoot this or that subject is all the same regardless of what presents itself. I'm drawn to evidence of past and immediate contrasts and compliments: forces and ideas overlapping, replacing and defining each other; sometimes dramatically, sometimes imperceptibly and sometimes both at once. I want the resulting photographs to be more affective than scenic; scenic is OK - but inspiring, revelatory, perplexing, troubling or haunting is better."