After viewing some excellent work in and around DC, we happened on the Multiple Exposures co-op gallery in Old Town, Alexandria and were very moved by the evocative images exhibited.
Janet Matthews “At Rest”
Beautiful, luxuriant images created with alternative print processes.
The photographic image is a starting point that I can continue to explore through other processes. I use a hybrid approach, combining digital with more traditional methods such as film, wet darkroom and, more recently, processes used in the 19th century. Image capture is achieved through a variety of means including digital cameras, toy cameras that use film, and flatbed scanners. I enjoy using hands-on methods to make many of my final prints.
Blake Stenning, “Cathedral” Series
His Fredrick H. Evans, “Sea of Steps” homage, caught us by surprise with its excellent play of light.
I have always been a very visual person, and from my earliest days observed the natural world around me with wonderment and fascination. Shapes and patterns engage my eyes, and my mind then gives order to these forms, creating new compositions. For me, photography is an inherent extension of how I see, and it enables me to capture and reproduce what I have envisioned.
Karen Keating, “Close To Home” Series
The intimacy and timelessness of her photos belies a disciplined photographic technique.
Karen’s love of photography stems from the documentary/street photography genre. Using available light, black and white medium format film and two cameras – the Hasselblad and the plastic "toy" Holga – Karen observes the everyday rituals and routines of people in foreign countries. These "street portraits" are the foundation of her portfolios from Bulgaria, Africa, Honduras, and, most recently, Cuba.
All three artists offer a viewer plenty to look at, feel and think through at an aesthetic level. Congratulations to them all on their success to date.