Posts Tagged ‘Black and White Photography’

Preview: All Hail the Queen, Kelly Fitzgerald, Ray Street Custom Framing & Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Tootie - I , Kelly Fitzgerald

Tootie – I , Kelly Fitzgerald

The world offers all sorts of cultures . One that piques the curiosity of many, but many do not get to properly experience, is the world of drag. In the mid 1990s, Kelly Fitzgerald journeyed within California to encapsulate the still burgeoning world of drag, in all of its glam and glory.

Within a three month time period, Kelly photographed drag queens in San Diego andtraveled to San Francisco to photograph Wigstock, an annual outdoor drag festival thattraditionally acted as an unofficial end to summer for the gay community. The iconicand groundbreaking photographs Kelly captured show the essence of his subjects;creative, larger than life individuals who were not afraid to show their feminine sides andflamboyant spirit. These queens were pioneers in their own right, trail blazers at a timewhen their style and fashion wasn’t fully accepted or understood.

 We are giving  advanced notice for this show in San Diego. Opening reception will be on Saturday, July 12th, from 6-9 pm, while a second reception will occur on August 9th, coinciding with San Diego’s monthly art event. If you find yourself a fan of Fitzgerald’s work, more good news is on the way.  A new website is planned in order to work more amicably with today’ s ever evolving technology. No word on when the site will be officially up, but the prospect is exciting nonetheless.

For More Information: Kelly Fitzgerald

Preview: Jetliner, Josef Hoflehner, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm
Jet Liner #35, Josef Hoflehner

Jet Liner #35, Josef Hoflehner

For many, the concept of seeing is believing has attracted many to experience the unknown and surreal. One of these attractions is not quite what you might expect. Off of the beautiful Maho Beach on St. Martin’s island, the Princess Juliana airport strikes fear and wonder into people every day. Because of limited space for runways, planes land precariously close to beach goers every day. Josef Hoflehner has taken the time to capture this phenomenon in beautiful black and white.

Photographs by Josef Hoflehner and Jakob Hoflehner. The Jet Airliner series was taken over a period of several months between early 2009 and late 2011 at Maho Beach on the Dutch/French island of St. Maarten / St. Martin in the Caribbean Sea. The beach is directly adjacent to the relatively short runway of the airport, therefore passenger jets roar as low as four meters above the heads of sunbathers. The Jet Airliner series has often been described as one of the most unique photographic series ever produced.

Joseph Bellows Gallery will be exhibiting this  set of photographs starting June 7th.  It will be on display until July 19th,

For More Information: Josef Hoflehner and Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: The Summer Show 2014, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm
Patriotic Barn, Rolfe Horne, Madera, CA, 2013

Patriotic Barn, Rolfe Horne, Madera, CA, 2013

Group f/64 holds a special place the hearts of photographers the world over. Standard bearers such as Ansel Adams and Ed Weston continue to be admired by aspiring photographers and gallery owners alike. 

Scott Nichols, a Southern California native, has been a private dealer since 1980. He is considered one of the experts on Group f/64 and Brett Weston. The gallery opened in 1992 and houses one of the largest private collections of Brett Weston photographs as well as an extensive inventory of photographs by classic California photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock, and William Garnett.

For fans of West Coast photography, the Summer Show is sure to be something worth catching. Here’s a list of many of the photographers in the show.

Ansel Adams, Horace Bristol, Wynn Bullock, Ron Church, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Monica Denevan, William Garnett, Johan Hagemeyer, Lewis Hine, Mona Kuhn, Dorothea Lange, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Neil Leifer, Vivian Maier, Ben Nixon, Rondal Partridge, Irving Penn, Peter Stackpole, George Tice, Brett Weston, Cole Weston, Edward Weston, William Wegman, Marion Post Wolcott, Don Worth, and others.

The gallery is now open for the public and will be on display until August 30th. 

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Preview: Artificial Light: Flash Photography in The Twentieth Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photographer on June 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm
The Pendulum, Berenice Abbott

The Pendulum, Berenice Abbott

Photographers the world around have a love/hate relationship with the utility of flash photography. Philadelphia Museum assistant curator Amanda Bock has put together an exhibit of notable photographers who were able to master its use.

Explore diverse examples of flash photography, which gained widespread use in the 1920s with the invention of the mass-produced flashbulb. Hailed by many photographers for its ability to capture action and movement, flash aided in scientific pursuits including Harold Edgerton’s high-speed, stop-action prints and Berenice Abbott’s photographic illustrations of scientific principles. Flash also played an important role in journalistic and documentary work, as reflected in images by Russell Lee, Lucy Ashjian, Lisette Model, and Gordon Parks.

With it now open to the public until August 3, go check it out for inspiration, tips and some epicurean enjoyment.

For More Information: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Preview: Photographic Brushstroke/Midnight Garden, Van Chu/Cy DeCosse, Verve Gallery Of Photgraphy, Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on May 30, 2014 at 9:15 am
From left to right: Departure 4 (2010), Van Chu; Queen of the Night (2012), Cy DeCosse

From left to right: Departure 4 (2010), Van Chu; Queen of the Night (2012), Cy DeCosse

New Mexican photography fans are in for yet another treat from the Verve Gallery of Photography. Their most recent gallery juxtaposes the surrealist psychadelia of photographer Von Chu against the lugubriously dramatic florals of Cy DeCosse.

Van Chu is a Vietnamese artist who came to the United States in 2001. He was awarded his MFA from the University of Utah in 2010 in digital imaging/photography. Van’s work and his passion are to push the boundaries of photography. His creative technique gets away from photography’s foundational role of making an image that accurately portrays what it represents. Therefore, his artistic energy is to create, not to capture. His minimalist style is decidedly reminiscent of traditional Chinese paintings in their symmetry and deceptively simple lines. Of his work Van opines, “That Asian part of me is really coming out. It’s projecting on every piece of photography I do.

For More Information: Verve Gallery Photography

Preview: Vintage Polaroids, Jim French, Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm
Untitled 1968 Vintage Polaroid, Colt Studios, Jim French

Untitled 1968 Vintage Polaroid, Colt Studios, Jim French

Our friends over at Wessel + O’Connor have the pleasure of now exhibiting the work of Jim French. French has been one of the premier photographers of the male for nearly five decades. 

Drawing on his background of schooling in fine art and a successful career in commercial art, he brings to his photography an intuitive understanding of composition and design, and a vital appreciation for the sculptural qualities of surface and light. In a field fraught with prejudices and misconceptions, bias and censorship, he has shown again and again that the male nude is a subject worth of fine art when treated with discernment and intelligence.

-Robert Mainardi

The gallery will also have autographed copies of French’s newest monograph, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Polaroids by Jim French” for purchase during the exhibition’s run, concluding July 13. 

For More Information: Jim French and Wessel + O’Connor Gallery.

Notable: RE-LIGHT The Light Factory, Kickstarter Campaign

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm
Image courtsey of The LIght Factory

Image courtsey of The LIght Factory

Non-Profit photography education organization, The Light Factory, has been supporting the lens-based world of art for over four decades. Its efforts have made it a nationally recognized exhibitor of photography and contributor to the craft. Unfortunately, declining funds forced it to close its doors last October. Refusing to let the organization die, they have taken to Kickstarter for help. The crowdfunding endeavor has paid off; they have already reached their $20,000 goal with nine days left. But why stop there? We’re spreading the word to continue to find more people to back The Light Factory, so that they may continue for as long as possible. The money gathered will be use to open new facilities in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Believing that art can change lives, The Light Factory offers an extensive community outreach program. Participants, having been successful in our programs by accomplishing goals for their artistic vision, develop and enhance their creative thought process, and find renewed interest in other areas of their lives. Our outreach students are learning to see the beauty of their world and becoming more confident in trusting their imaginations.

Since those difficult days in October, this is a short list of what the revitalized organization has been able to accomplish:

  • Voted in a new Board of Directors
  • Moved from the previous Spirit Square location to the new location in Plaza Midwood, thanks to help from members and volunteers over the course of several weekends
  • Thanks to board pledges, rent at the new location has been paid for a full year
  • Built-out a new classroom at the new location thanks to membership fees & donations
  • Re-launched The Light Factory’s education adult program with several classes in the first few months of the new year.
  • Collaborated with The Charlotte Symphony, holding a small photo exhibition of members’ (Sam Wang, Ahmer Inam, Gary Miller, Charles Johnson) landscape work, at a recent performance.
  • Re-launched the official website of The Light Factory (
  • Currently holding an exhibition of photographs at Babson Capital in Charlotte, with work by 4 Light Factory members (Byron Baldwin, Carolyn DeMeritt, Linda Foard Roberts, Phil Moody).
  • Received administration funding support from the Arts and Science Council.

In addition to helping an asset to the photography community, the Kickstarter campaign is rewarding those who help with some great photography and memberships to the The Light Factory. The more you contribute, the more special the thank you. Check out the campaign before it ends on May 29, 9:40 pm.

For More Information: RE-LIGHT The Light Factory: Kickstarter


Preview: Burma – A Strange and Subtle Secret, Bruce Wodder, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm
Image courtesy of Bruce Wodder

Image courtesy of Bruce Wodder

Burma, or Myanmar, is one of the many regions of Asia that many people have wished to experience, but never get the chance. Fortunately for those who do not get the chance to see it first hand, Bruce Wodder has taken beautiful photographs to share with the world. 

In my new photographic project, I explore the beauty of Burma through its people, and one spectacular cow.  This work covers much of the country and its indigenous people, including tribes from the remote Brown Zone. Ordinarily my personal work is shot on film using medium or large format to achieve the desired look. In this project, all the images are digital capture output to black & white.

 Those who will be fortunate to be in New York during the month of May, the exhibit will carry through at Soho Photo Gallery until May 31st.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

For More Information: Bruce Wodder

Notable: New “Visions” piece from Brian Lav

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Brian Lav,  Garage Window

Our friend Brian sent us a new slideshow to share with you:



Preview: “After Hours” photography by Claire Seidl, Red Filter Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm

SeidlPostcard (2)

New exhibition “After Hours” by photographer and painter Claire Seidl, at the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.

There are things in these pictures that I know well: dinners, porches, dining rooms, electric lights, flashlights, posts, floorboards, old chairs, windows, screen doors, books, my camera. There are phenomena I am familiar with but want to know more intimately: nighttime, shadows, moonlight, blurred images, reflections in glass. And, people: swimmers, girls (daughters!),grandparents, dear friends.

There are images in these pictures that only the camera can reveal: what we can’t see in the dark with our own eyes; what we can’t hold in sight after we shift our gaze. The camera gathers up multiple focal points while we can only see one at a time; and it accumulates what happens over time (seconds, minutes, hours) in a single two-dimensional place, the photograph.

These photographs remind me not of memories but of memory itself. They speak of time passing, and of mystery. I hope the images are evocative and emotional for the viewer, as they are for me.

Exhibition: May 9 – July 6

For more information: After Hours


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,103 other followers