Recently, some of my new projects were featured in the current issue of Black+White Photography magazine. This is one of my favorite photo magazines, a little difficult to find in Tampa but I subscribe so I never miss an issue (brief ad for subscribing). I am in the issue which is #263. Other great articles include a review of Brian May's most recent book on the rise and fall of stereoscopic photography. (yes, that Brian May of Queen) Check it out and let me know your thoughts.
Always great to have a filmmaker in the family! Matt produced this short video (2 minutes) of my recent opening at Arts on Douglas in New Smyrna Beach. The exhibition is located in the alt-space and features my Playback Theatre series of hand painted salt and van dyke photographs.
My exhibition continues for one more week. I will be doing a talk on the show this upcoming Friday, February 18 at 11 am. If you are in the area please stop by.
“Located in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach, Arts on Douglas was established in 1996 by artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) founder, Doris Leeper and, artist/benefactor, Ed Harris. The building was transformed into a 3,500 square foot exhibition space that presents 18 exhibitions a year. The gallery's ongoing exhibition program features a broad spectrum of artistic styles, media and temperaments, including experimental genres in its newest addition, the alt_space.” (from website)
Produced by: Matt Larson
Starting the New Year off with a feature spread in Beta magazine. According to Beta’s website, “BETA developments in photography presents some of the best photography from around the world in a quarterly free online publication.” Very cool and I appreciate the opportunity to share my work with their audience.
Highlighted is my “Man-Made Cloud” series. For those not familiar with this series, it was a turning point for me in my creative process. I had become a caregiver for ailing and aging parents which limited my abilities to be in the darkroom and create the large hand-painted images I loved. It marks a time of making a very hard turn into the digital world.
The images represent the isolation I was feeling at the time, while at the same time addressing a new vision. They aren’t perfect, but for me, they are significant to where I am today.
Several images from this series are still available for purchase. Email me for more info.