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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…

Saturday Art Show December 5th

Shelburne Farms

Late Leaf Fall, Shelburne Farms, Vermont

Stop by Studio 239 in Bayport this Saturday, December 5th,  between 2 and 6 in the afternoon, to view new black and white prints made along the hillsides of Vermont and shot with my Zero Image, pinhole camera.   (See additional images here in Portfolio.)

The show will also feature the most recent prints from my Shetland Islands series–overlapping, panoramic images of cliffs and bays printed on Japanese Unryu and hung as scrolls; wavy, blue and green grasses, blowing in the ever present wind at Shetland on Canson Rag Photographique; and grainy, black and white pinhole shots of my great-grandmother’s croft.

Email me for directions: studio239@gmail.com.

The shot below, of Burra Voe in Northmavine, is printed on Washi Unryu; the natural swirls in the paper add to the ripples on the water’s surface, to the sense of constant movement in the bay off Yell Sound.

Burra Voe, Shetland Islands