Light Writing

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Preview of works Exhibited at Studio 239

Open House Weekend, May 21-23, 2010

Some of the allure of memory is that its imagery is just beyond our grasp; we get only hints and suggestions of detail, of space, of color.  The pinhole camera uniquely captures this pleasure, this sense of the eerie—precision eluding the viewer but the subjects, the color and light pull from what we felt was once seen.

These images of the Southern Vermont woods are made with a layering of technique.  They are first captured on film with a pinhole camera in 3 to 4-second, handheld exposures. The negatives are then scanned to a digital file and printed in both negative and positive formats on Fabriano Artistico papers. The texture of the Fabriano paper adds a sculptural quality—a depth as the light reflects more diffusely on the surface.

Experience the works up close:

– May 21-23, 2010 at Studio 239, Bayport, NY. Open House Weekend. Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10-3pm

– June 4, 2010 at First Friday, Philadelphia, PA. Friday 5-9 pm…Old City art district, see http://www.oldcityarts.org/start.html.

Note: For a discussion on the complexity of images, words, and music over time, see: www.philoctetes.org/Past_Programs/The_Lure_and_Blur_of_the_Real.

Have you ever tried Pinhole Photography? Would love to hear your comments and thoughts…

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One thought on “Light Writing

  1. Wow……I’ll be there at Studio 239 on May 23 for sure.
    Your written descriptions as well as the “light” images themselves,
    capture the not-quite-within-grasp allure of the Vermont I love. One of memory and of promise.

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