Susan No4 “Splendid Grass”
© Rod Cook
Platinum / Paladium print
Rod Cook worked in photography in New York for the first twenty-five years of his career. His other jobs have included managing editor of a magazine, helicopter pilot and partner in a design firm.
In 1996 he began printing in platinum under the tutelage of Sal Lopes, an internationally recognized master of the medium. Shortly thereafter was born "Cypress Knees and Tulepos", the title for an ongoing photographic portfolio consisting to date of eighty-five platinum / palladium prints of nudes taken by him in the cypress swamps located near Savannah, GA.
In 1998, he expanded into a new body of work abbreviated as "FP" which consists of platinum / palladium prints of botanicals he has photographed in many places.
Most recently, he has been involved with photographing what he calls "Animate Objects", which are those objects man makes in his own image that also intuit the spirit of the maker and the viewer.