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Nikon F camera w/Photomic metering prism on a custom built mount to take panorama images. Capitol Contemporary Gallery guest artist, Jan Boles, gives a closing reception artist talk on July 29, 2019 in Boise, Idaho.

The Nikon F camera, introduced in April 1959, was Nikon's first SLR camera. It was one of the most advanced cameras of its day. Although many of the concepts had already been introduced elsewhere, it was revolutionary in that it was the first to combine them all in one camera.It was produced until October 1973 and was replaced by the Nikon F2. Aspects of its design remain in all of Nikon's subsequent SLR cameras, through the current Nikon F6 film and Nikon D5 digital models (which still share its Nikon F-mount for lenses). The "F" in Nikon F was selected from the term "re-f-lex", since the pronunciation of the first letter "R" is not available in many Asian languages.

Jan Boles’s silver print montage series depicts landscapes that reveal the artist’s interest in time, history, perspective, and our ideas about the pastoral Western landscape. The pieces were created from 1989 - 1996 (predating digital photography). They include regional sites of interest such as: the Caldwell Depot, crops in Canyon County, the Snake River, and the old Idaho Penitentiary. The montages are created by taking a series of individual photographs shot from the same vantage point facing different directions. Then the photos are hand pieced together and developed into silver prints through a darkroom process. These unique panoramic observations are both a technically inventive photographic process and a remarkable vision of these rural sites.
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Nikon F camera w/Photomic metering prism on a custom built mount to take panorama images. Capitol Contemporary Gallery guest artist, Jan Boles, gives a closing reception artist talk on  July 29, 2019 in Boise, Idaho. <br />
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The Nikon F camera, introduced in April 1959, was Nikon's first SLR camera. It was one of the most advanced cameras of its day. Although many of the concepts had already been introduced elsewhere, it was revolutionary in that it was the first to combine them all in one camera.It was produced until October 1973 and was replaced by the Nikon F2. Aspects of its design remain in all of Nikon's subsequent SLR cameras, through the current Nikon F6 film and Nikon D5 digital models (which still share its Nikon F-mount for lenses). The "F" in Nikon F was selected from the term "re-f-lex", since the pronunciation of the first letter "R" is not available in many Asian languages.<br />
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Jan Boles’s silver print montage series depicts landscapes that reveal the artist’s interest in time, history, perspective, and our ideas about the pastoral Western landscape. The pieces were created from 1989 - 1996 (predating digital photography). They include regional sites of interest such as: the Caldwell Depot, crops in Canyon County, the Snake River, and the old Idaho Penitentiary. The montages are created by taking a series of individual photographs shot from the same vantage point facing different directions. Then the photos are hand pieced together and developed into silver prints through a darkroom process. These unique panoramic observations are both a technically inventive photographic process and a remarkable vision of these rural sites.