55.88 x 55.88 cm, black and white ink photograph on archival paper
Artist : Franz Marzouca
A Short Biography
My career in photography begun at a early age while studying in Lugano Switzerland. A love of the living culture that is the old cities of Europe, created a lasting impression of all things old and historic and a need to capture what I saw and felt, drove me to my lifelong need to share the experience with others in the medium of black & white photographs.
On my return to my home country of Jamaica I started photographing old fishermen and their dugout canoes as a theme “Vanishing Jamaica”, to capture the heritage of this way of life that has its roots in Jamaica’s ancestory.
I have been drawn to their way of life and quiet character that these men possess, the detail in the their faces that reflect a hard life at sea and the ruggedness of the hand made dugout canoes.
They both have aged with grace.
As a photographer, I try to capture these feelings and use the black & white print to share with others the living culture of Jamaica.
The Printing Process
The photographs are printed on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper which is 100% Rag acid free and combined with pigment inks from a process called Piezography where all inks are varying shades of grey to black that give the greatest archival quality in inkjet printing.