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Birney Imes


Rooster at Whispering Pines

Born in 1951 in Columbus, Mississippi.

Known for:
Color photographs of the deep South, especially juke joints from the Mississippi Delta.

Most Popular Image:
Rooster at Whispering Pines.1986

Did you know ... ?
Birney Imes owns the local newspaper in Columbus, Mississippi.

"Sometimes the hair on the back of my neck literally stands up when I enter these places...There are some really rough people in them. But I've always believed you should photograph what you're scared of."

General Format:
4x5 Type C color photographs.

How many photographs exist?
No editions, but there are less than 100 of each image.

$1500 - $5,000

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How are the photographs printed and signed?
All the black and white images, and most of the color photos, are printed by Imes. All are signed au recto (front of photograph) in ink.

Vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Whispering Pines,Boxed set of ten 8"x10" color photographs produced in an edition of 30.

Technical Information:
Imes uses a 4x5 Horseman View Camera with a 90mm or 120mm wide angle lens.
His Juke Joint scenes were lighted using quartz lights mounted on stands.
While Imes uses many different types of film, he primarily relies on Kodak Vericolor I VPL ISO 100 for interior scenes and Fujicolor NSP for exterior shots

Books (order yours now!):
Whispering Pines, Limited edition of 100. Signed, $350.
Juke Joint,
Colorful documentation of the dirty South at its most gorgeous. Out of print in hardcover. These are signed, first editions, $275.
Special Book Edition of Juke JointSigned and slipcased, $750.

A Gallery for Fine Photography has a very large selection of original photographs by Birney Imes. All images are available.

Blue Chip Club, Lufkin TX

Front Yard with Roses1987.

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