I am pleased to announce the opening of a photography exhibition Night Photography at the Darkroom Gallery for which one of my photographs - Self-Portait In Minneapolis - was chosen by the Juror Linda Rutenberg
Tucked away in upper Vermont, not far from Canadian border, the gallery showcases works of photographers from all around the world. Night Photography features work sent in from all across the USA, Canada, Brasil, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 5-7p.m.
Inviting entries from photographers, the Gallery stated:
Night photography reveals a world that we do not consciously see and offers photographers unique creative opportunities.
Night and day, dark and light - one implies the absence of the other. But like yin yang, each has a bit of the other. The surprising thing to first time night photographers is how their images reveal things that the mind’s eye does not see. Different light sources reveal their true colors. Compared to daylight, directed and weaker light creates drama, contrast, mystery and mood. The dynamic range of light at night tends to be more in line with our tools abilities. Of course there are technical challenges with shooting in low light, but also tremendous creative opportunities. That’s what we want to show with this exhibit. Do you work with existing light - or do you introduce your own? Maybe you paint with light emitting light brushes. How have you approached shooting at night to express your vision? We want to see.
Self-Portrait in Minneapolis
I took this photograph while visiting Minneapolis for the opening of a photography exhibit at the Photo Center there in March of 2010. This is a view of the night city, and the Mississippi river, from Guthrie Theater, a gem of a building by French architect Jean Nouvel. I think I picked up on the folded language of the building, and the way it elevates you above the city, as if on a stage, while leaving you invisible. A myriad of color lights, inside and out, and playful multiplicity of reflections teased my sense of reality, conjuring up a new one, appropriately theatrical.
There are many remarkable photographers represented in the show. I would like to highlight two of them: Carmen Spitznagel from Germany (to see her amazing, serene work, click HERE), and Fabian Freese, also from Germany (click HERE to see his Lightpaintings, vanishing architectural interventions)
The Sea, Carmen Spitznagel
Cuxhaven2 - Nordsee, Fabian Freese