Moonrise, Mamaroneck, New York, 1904, from Edward Steichen's The Early Years Portfolio, 1901–1927, is an extraordinarily luminous scene and a perfect example of Steichen's adoption of the Symbolist synthesis of techniques. For this image, Steichen used unique printing techniques to establish depth and richness of tone. Originally printed as a platinum and ferroprussiate print, Moonrise is now available from Aperture as a masterfully hand-tinted, hand-pulled dust-grain photogravure.
Edward Steichen is an immortal among photographers. His richest, most profound photographs were made between 1900 and 1927. It is from this period that Steichen selected his masterpieces and asked Aperture to publish his prints.