My photo, "Titans," is on display in the exhibit American Landscapes: Scenes From The Americas. This all media national juried exhibit is presented annually by the Maryland Federation of Art and is displayed at their Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. The show opened August 30, 2023 and runs till September 23. The Circle Gallery is at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD, 21401.
I first stumbled into this mighty pair of maple trees on the fringes of the Allegan Forest in 2016… kinda lost track of them in the ensuing years but stumbled back onto that site last fall. Shot on 120 HP5+ in a Ricoh Diacord TLR, with the negative was then scanned and printed.
Two of my photos have been accepted into the 2022 Maryland Federation of Art American Landscapes exhibit. The exhibit will be at the MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. It runs from August 31 - September 24, 2022. A virtual gallery of the show is available here.
My two pieces are "Hidden" and "Footbridge." Both are film exposures, scanned and printed digitally. "Footbridge" was made using 35mm film in a 6x7 medium format camera... and that's fun!
An exhibit of my photographs is now up at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. This solo exhibit features 39 of my photographs, drawing upon my two main long term projects – Midwest landscapes and close ups / macros. Several of my new black and white forest landscapes are on display. The show will be up through May, 2022. A reception will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 1:00 - 2:30 PM to coincide with their April Brunch. The Pierce Cedar
Creek Institute is located at 701 W. Cloverdale Road, Hastings, Michigan 49058. I hope you get a chance to visit!
Three of the photographs I submitted to the Carnegie Center for the Arts 2018 Regional Juried Arts Competition have been accepted by the jurors and will be featured in this year's exhibit. The selected photographs are shown below, all part of the Botanical Studies series.
Based out of Three Rivers, Michigan, the Carnegie Center sponsors this competition for artists living in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. It’s open to works in all media. As an annual event with several years of history, this show always brings out excellent work from the area. This year's show opened on January 21 and will close on February 17, 2018.
The 2017 Signature Gallery opens on Friday, December 1!
This will mark Signature's 38th season gallery - it truly is a Kalamazoo tradition.
I'm participating in the gallery this year and will have a large assortment of framed prints, matted prints and photo note cards. Several of my new botanical images will be on display this year, as well as landscapes and close ups. The gallery is open through December 27th - if you are in the Kalamazoo area, stop on in.
Here are two of my photos with a fantastic Eric Joseph drinking horn:
Botanical Studies - a new show at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers, Michigan. This exhibit features 18 close-up, pixel-shifted, focused-stacked photos of plain ole ordinary plants. The kind you have sitting on your desk or growing in your yard. I think the playbill for the exhibit summarizes it all:
The photographs in this exhibit are studies of plants. The subjects include dried seed pods and tendrils, florist flowers, and house plants. Some were living, some were dead, some were dormant - but all manifest a richness of form, structure, and texture.
The inspiration for this project is the work of early 20th century photographer Karl Blossfeldt. His close up photographs of plants presented their subjects with startling realism that dramatically expressed their natural structures.
While inspired by Blossfeldt's works, the goal of these photographs is to explore plants using contemporary photographic techniques. Among the techniques employed, these studio photographs utilize "focus stacking," a process by which multiple images are combined to overcome the limitations of depth-of-field and refraction that challenge high magnification photography. On average each image presented here is a composite of 62 separate exposures.
The show runs from June 18 - August 5 with an artist reception on June 18 from 2-4 and the Carnegie Center for the Arts, 107 North Main Street , Three Rivers, Michigan. Lots of great work at the Three River's Carnegie during this time including "Time Passing" - mixed media by Kalamazoo area artists, "Postcards from Greece" by Melody Allen and more.