The Exclusive Edition of Only 25 Artist Proofs is Selling Out Quickly and is Now Available for Public Acquisition at Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas Galleries
The Singular Collector’s Edition to Become the Entrance Piece at Mitchum’s MGM Grand Gallery
July 9, 2014 (Las Vegas) – Internationally acclaimed landscape photographer Jeff Mitchum has released his highly anticipated image "Range of Light" for public acquisition and announced the upcoming installation of the collector’s edition at his MGM Grand Hotel & Casino gallery in Las Vegas. Taken during a recent trip to Yosemite in honor of Ansel Adams, the photo is Mitchum's full color interpretation of his mentor’s famous shot, "Monolith." Years in the making, the award-winning fine art photographer has released only 25 artist proofs with the belief that rare moments require rare prints.
"Little did I know the day I first walked through the valley floor more than four decades ago that I was beginning a journey of emotions that would ultimately convey how I would photograph and see the world," said Mitchum. "One of the pillars of my creativity is Ansel Adams; his mentorship is one of the reasons I have stayed true to film photography and the art of visualization. Many years have passed since I started visualizing my own interpretation of his wonderful image ‘Monolith’ so I am thrilled that my season to stand on the famous Diving Board at Yosemite and present ‘Range of Light’ has finally arrived."
“Range of Light” was named years before it was captured for the title perfectly conveys what Mitchum has personally experienced; a wide spectrum of Yosemite color and emotion. From the intense black streaks running down the face of Half Dome and the deep reds and greens in the pines, to the glazed-like reds in the rocks below the face and ridge holding the trees, the image evokes a sense of space and freedom. The sweeping views of Tenaya Canyon with Mt. Watson to the left and the vast Eastern Sierras in the distance opens up the visual journey unlike any other place in Yosemite. With the sun setting behind Mt. Watson and the sky’s temperature changing color, the release of the shutter was activated during a 10-second period when a shaft of light suddenly appeared out of the heavens and lit up the face of Half Dome.
The collector’s edition of “Range of Light” will become the entrance piece to Mitchum’s MGM Grand gallery in the coming weeks, taking the place of his masterpiece “Third Day,” which recently sold for $1.8 million. Collectors who are interested in reserving a number are invited to contact either gallery at Bellagio or MGM Grand or visit JeffMitchum.com.
If interested in learning more, "The Making of Range of Light" is available to view on Mitchum’s YouTube channel.
Jeff Mitchum Gallery, Bellagio: 800.763.3074/702.693.4700
Jeff Mitchum Gallery, MGM Grand: 800.763.3074 Ext.12 / 702.304.0007
About Jeff Mitchum Galleries
Jeff Mitchum is a renowned international landscape photographer whose images have graced the Smithsonian Institute and the Getty Museum as well as the pages of prestigious outlets such as National Geographic, The Rangefinder, Photo Professional and others. In April 2011, Mitchum opened his first fine art gallery in Las Vegas at Bellagio. In July 2013, Mitchum opened his second gallery located in The District at MGM Grand. Pieces of his critically acclaimed “Masada Collection” can be found at Jeff Mitchum Gallery at Bellagio. In 2014, Mitchum sold his masterpiece “Third Day” for $1.8 million; making it one of the most expensive photographs ever sold.
Self taught, Mitchum is known for capturing the stunning beauty of nature and dramatic landscape through the use of natural light and bringing it to people’s everyday lives through his world-class panoramic photography. Inspired by icons such as Ansel Adams and John Muir, his perspective and unique style in print is an extension of a commitment to perfection. In fact, in fine art photography circles, Mitchum is known as the “Ansel Adams of color.”