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On site: "Meet Me In My Dreams", Photography by Mary Anne Mitchell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

Rorschach Girls by Mary Anne Mitchell

Rorchach Girls, Mary Anne Mitchell

Inspired by poetry, the images in this exhibition draw the viewer in to another world experience.

This series is inspired by my poem ‘Meet Me in My Dreams”.  The images are created using wet plate collodion. I scan and enlarge them to enhance the organic qualities of the medium. The work speaks to family, memory, and the ethereal passage of time.

The setting for many of the images is a fairytale landscape. My use of the young people celebrates the  universal feeling of limitless potential that most people experience in their youth.The ghostlike figures are reflections of the later years when beauty and youth begin to fade.  They suggest the feeling that one is beginning to disappear and yet still present and interacting in the scene.

Now through October 31.

To view the exhibition: Mary Anne Mitchell

Notoable: The Ansel Adams Gallery Announces New Photo Rating and Condition System

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector on September 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

When it comes to classic landscape photography, the list of recommended photographers almost always begins with Ansel Adams. As a member of Group f/64, Adams’ photos of the Pacific Northwest set the standard for striking and ethereal black & white imagery. Consequently, Adams’ photos have made themselves a part of several photography collections throughout the world. Now, the Ansel Adams Gallery has announced its own rating system for grading photographs by the deceased master.

Condition is always difficult to assess and somewhat subjective. Our rating system is an effort to make a meaningful distinction between the found condition of photographs that are, in 2017, between 35 and 85 years old. There are no standards in the industry or bright lines between ratings. Each rating can contain a range of conditions and items, and those ranges get progressively wider as conditions deteriorate. We attempt to be detailed, clear, and consistent in our assessment of the condition of photographs, but cannot guarantee that sharper eyes will not find things we miss. Our condition reports note EVERYTHING we see under a VERY rigorous examination by TRAINED experts, and we are known among our peers to be excessively detailed. These reports, on the face of it, can be disconcerting, even when the condition is rated as “Excellent”. Our rating depends on how visible damage is. Therefore it is possible that a number of items that are barely visible in glaring light can look more severe on a written condition report than would a single issue visible 3 feet away, whereas in person, the viewer might not even note the multiple items. Also, some types of surface damage could only or are most likely to have happened, intentionally or otherwise, in the artist’s studio. A small wrinkle in the emulsion layer, or etching a dark spot in a light sky are two examples. When this occurs we note it, but if it was acceptable to Ansel to release, we do not degrade the condition rating based on that. Our stance is that if it was good enough for him, who are we to negatively judge the condition.

Many issues noted here can be effectively treated with proper and qualified conservation. The cost of such treatments are generally not insignificant, and can take a considerable amount of time due to multiple passes or subsequent steps. Conservation work or evidence thereof is not a negative factor in assessing the condition or value of a print. We evaluate the current condition, not what it may have been or what it may become.

If you’re a serious collector of Adams photography, the gallery’s system is something that will seriously considered down the road. It will help guide through the print condition ratings and the quality of the layers, and also serve to educate on commonly used condition terms.

The ratings system can be found here: Ansel Adams Gallery

 

On Site: “Consequences”, Photographs by Oliver Klink, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

013 Ancient Farming by Oliver Klink

Ancient Farming, Oliver Klink

One of our outstanding up and coming fine art photographers is West Coast resident Oliver Klink.

Oliver’s work has been published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black & White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, among others. In 2016, he was selected as Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, “Best of the best” emerging fine art photographer by BWgallerist, and received People’s Choice award from Black and White Magazine single image contest. In 2014, his image “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photo contest. Oliver is a master of the new digital printing process called Piezography. Originally from Switzerland, Oliver currently resides in Los Gatos, California with his wife.

“Consequences” addresses the current threats to natural and cultural diversity, sites where modernity, tradition, and wild lands collide. It is an elegy for what is vanishing and a celebration of those cultures resilient enough to maintain their vibrancy. As we drift toward a blandly amorphous, generic world, as cultures disappear and life becomes more uniform, we as a people and a species, and Earth itself, are deeply impoverished. The images take the viewer on a roller coaster ride of aesthetic of disappearance, with hope that the fading traditions are not permanent and irreversible.

Now through September 30.

To view the exhibition: Oliver Klink

"Dunescapes", Photographs by Matthew McIver, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Dunescape 04 by Matthew McIver

Dunescape 4, Matthew McIver

Dunescapes have a proud tradition in fine art photography. The beauty of a Weston print meanders through time to the inspired work of Matthew McIver.

You find silence in a desert. You find conversation in a crowd. A gathering is a place for distraction. A desert is a place without expectations.

Now through August 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

On site: "Jerusalem and Aida: Close Yet Far Apart", Photographs of Michael Marks, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

Father,Aida by Michael Marks

Father, Aida, Michael Marks

On a visual journey through the ancient lands of Israel, Michael Marks captures the timeless personalities of the the current residents.

During several visits to Israel and the West Bank I endeavored to capture some of the differences in these two places, as well as the ironies that are seen in daily life.

Now, through July 31

To view the Exhibition: Michael Marks

Preview: Manhattan Sunday, Richard Renaldi, Aperture Bookstore, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am
Richard-Renaldi

5:14, Richard Renaldi

New York has been paid homage in a thousand and one forms, but pictures have always shown its truth. Richard Renaldi Manhattan Sunday is the latest example.

Featuring photographs taken in Manhattan between midnight on Saturday and noon on Sunday, Manhattan Sunday is an homage to New York’s nightlife and a celebration of New York as palimpsest onto which millions of people project their ideal and imaginary lives. Richard Renaldi’s visual observations are rooted in the home he found himself, in “the mystery and abandonment of the club, the nightscape, and then finally daybreak, each offering a transformation of Manhattan from the known world into a dreamscape of characters acting out their fantasies on a grand stage.”

Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016) is the fourth body of Renaldi’s work published in book form, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), Fall River Boys (2009), and Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014). In 2015, he was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography.

The gallery by the Aperture Foundation will be on exhibit at the Aperture bookstore on Friday. Opening reception will run from 6 to 8pm. For those who can’t make the reception, Renaldi’s photographs will be on view until July 27th.

For More Information: Aperture

On Site: "Otherwhere", Photographs by Claire Seidl, RED Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

Peter, Sideways by Claire Seidl

Peter, Sideways, Claire Seidl

Our friend Claire Seidl has a new exhibition online at RED Filter Gallery. Her artistic approach is captured below, but it is the mystery of her work that captures the viewer’s attention and imagination.

I shoot long exposures, ranging in time from a few minutes to several hours.  Being very conscious that I cannot see in the dark or hold an image in my mind’s eye once I change my focus or move my head, I rely on the camera’s greater abilities. I use film and develop and print in my darkroom. Because I am also a painter, darkroom work seems like printmaking or drawing to me.

Now through June 30.

To view the exhibition: RED Filter Gallery

"A PARALLEL JOURNEY", Photographs by Christopher Kennedy, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 1, 2017 at 6:43 am

Surf's Up by Christopher Kennedy

Surfs Up, Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy has followed a winding creative path to his destination in Photo Luminism. Here is a sampling from that journey of image making. It is exciting work by a talented artist.

Whether capturing a traditional subject that can be viewed by anyone or using my camera as brush and canvas to create a vision the human eye cannot see, the passion … is all consuming.

May 1 through May 31

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Attractions Nocturnes | Bella Rose, Nicolas Auvray, Hotel Saint-Simon, Angouleme, France

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Look up to sky

We always love to hear from our francophone ami and wonderfully talented Nicolas Auvray. This time, he’s got a great opportunity for photography fans with his exhibition in Angoulême, France at the gorgeous Hotel Saint-Simone.

 Attractions Nocturnes » presents a series of night photographs.  It begins as a night walk through the cities at night. Familiar places are re-discovered, figures appear and disappear in a darkness where metamorphosis and transitions take place. In these images, the city is a metaphor. Paris, Stockholm, New York…no importance… what matters is the universality of the impressions. Spectators are invited to explore other worlds and be transported in dreamlike scenes to follow their aspirations, and maybe deeper, darker passions and to look further in their identity.

For anyone living or travelling to France this month, the exhibit is sure to please.

For More Information: Nicolas Auvray

On site: "Structured Moments, 1976 – 2012", Photographs by Susan May Tell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

Appalacian Mist by Susan May Tell

Appalachian Mist, Susan May Tell

Susan May Tell brings the viewer with intelligent grace into an observed event with the intention of engagement and thoughtful meditation.

A quiet, intuitive photographer, her photographic process is to walk around, alone, led by her camera lens and instincts. Shooting film without a motor drive, as she does, slows down the process and allows her, and us, to suspend disbelief and operate on faith.

Now through April 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery