There hasn't been much time for photography of late, but there's just been no way I could go on indefinitely without burning some film. So, last week, I took myself to the part of Harriman Park that I enjoy walking in, and photographing. Most of the images from this place have been one's I've not kept in my portfolio. They've not passed the test of months or years as being worth keeping. But, they've been very, very important as lessons learned. Perhaps I go there with the unquenchable hope that I'll find the right conjunction of light, subject, mood and satisfying composition eventually...like a challenge one makes for oneself. So...below is just such a photograph. I've no idea whether I'll still like it a month from now, or be sorry I posted it here, but at the moment I like it. It literally reached out to me (and that's the name of the negative scan of it: "reaching out"). It's fun to find a subject that will photograph with inherent contrast and dynamic form without having to do anything more than discover it, examine it, walk around it a lot, frame it to suit your sensibility, and make the photograph.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Our show is now up on the walls at the Wallkill River Gallery in Montgomery, NY. It took a lot of time to hang, but it looks really good. There are a few more than 30 works to view...about an equal number of paintings and photographs. All are invited to our opening on Saturday, April 10th from 5 to 7PM at the gallery. There will be food and wine, but no dancing girls, or ritual sacrifices...sorry! ;-) We're going to relax for a little while and get some chores done that went begging while preparing for the show, but we will be back making more artwork soon. As rewarding as a show can be, it's really more satisfying to create the next piece.