Fine Art Photography (Fall 1975)
"ATOMIC REACTOR CORE"
Trojan Nuclear Power Plant
Columbia River near Portland, Oregon
1975 image, updated Graphic Art made in 2011
16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print, true archival print, 150+ years
Satin Paper, Pigmented Inks
Image Dimensions @ 13x18 Inches with white border
Signed/Titled and Dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in Archival Sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
11x14 or 12x18 inch Fuji Crystal Archive photographic print(s)
Lustre Paper, fade resistant for over 20 years
Image dimensions @10x12 or 12.25x16.5 inches with white border
Signed/Titled and dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in archival sleeve, Unframed
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking
PRICE: $155.00 and $195.00
Note: No Typography appears on Final Print
The Trojan Nuclear Power Plant was a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant located near Rainier, Oregon. Here is my imaginative view and rendering of the heart of the controversial reactor core gleaming with its nuclear class rod travel housings and exotic metallurgy. To see it in the flesh was most impressive as it strangely resembled a high tech pipe organ. My vantage point looks up at the reactor core from the floor of the pressurized containment vessel, a rare view indeed. The original 1975 image has been treated with graphic arts technique to lend an under water appearance.
My image was captured before the plant opened in October 1975. It operated for 16 years before it was shut down in 1993. Of note is that the cost of construction and subsequent demolition cost nearly a billion dollars in total. Its history was fraught with technical problems and safety concerns. The Trojan Decommissioning Alliance, founded by Lloyd Marbet, led the environmental opposition staging protests. Ballot measures calling for the plant's closure were defeated in 1980, 1986, 1990 and 1992 but with PGE plant operators committing to earlier retirement than the estimated 30 years lifespan or in early 2011.
"Atomic Reactor Core" Copyright © 2011 Clyde Keller
ABOUT CLYDE KELLER:
Hi, I'm a photographer and artist selling my fine art prints at clydekellerphoto.etsy.com.
My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.
Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.
Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at www.clydekeller.com.
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