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Preview: On the Road: Structures, John Custodio, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on May 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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As part of 5 solo shows being exhibited, starting this week, John Custodio’s striking On the Road:Structures, will surely be enough to make a visit to Soho this month.

“Once or twice a year I take to the road on long trips across the country, looking for interesting landscapes to photograph. In my travels I’ve noticed and photographed what, for want of a better term, could be called “structures”—  lone buildings, towers, monuments, objects, remains of dwellings —  isolated within the landscape. Some are merely functional, some are commemorative, and some are surviving remnants of what once was, but they all serve as a fascinating counterpoint to the wider expanse around them.”

Custodio’s work will be joined by Barry Guthertz, Robert Kalman, Bruce Wodder, Jaime Johnson, and the Park West Camera Club 80th Anniversary Exhibition. The opening reception will be May 2nd from 6 to 8pm, and the closing date will be June 3rd.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

Preview: The Edge of Night, Lee Backer, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm
Under the Manhattan Bridge

Under the Manhattan Bridge, Lee Backer

Photographer Lee Backer will be exhibiting some of his latest works for the first time to the public; one exception was accepted in a juried competition earlier this year.

This series of color photographs follow the collection’s namesake in theme – they were all taken at twilight as New York’s various landscapes transition from the bustle of the day to its luminescent eve.

The exhibit will be at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City.

I have been photographing since 1969. My main interest has been landscapes, both natural and man-made.

My passion for natural landscapes began as a boy in rural northwest New Jersey. Exploring the woods, fields, and streams near my home, I found that certain places—a pine forest, a rock cliff, a rushing brook—beckoned me back. Three elements of the landscape—trees, rocks, and water—are recurrent subjects of my photographs.

After college, I moved to New York city and soon began exploring all of its urban diversity. I find the urban landscape just as seductive as the pastoral landscapes of my youth.

Since my retirement from a career in technology, I have dedicated myself full-time to photography. My wife, Joan, and I now divide our time between New York City and the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

In addition to the photos being exhibited, 50 images that summate the Edge of Night series have been turned into a book. There will be copies available at the opening reception at Soho Photo, Tuesday, January 5th, from 6-8 pm. 

For More Information: Lee Backer

Preview: The Altered Landscape: New Humanoid Constructions, Ruth Formanek, SoHo Photo, Soho, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Image courtesy of Ruth Formanek

Image courtesy of Ruth Formanek

Adding to their already busy schedule this fall, SoHo Photo Gallery is displaying 12 new works from Ruth Formanek. Utilizing landscape photographs as the base, Formanek has twisted them in a near Rorschach-ian manner, resulting in surreal and  striking final products. 

“A photo of a landscape may or may not look like its original. The landscape can’t be changed but its image can be converted to whatever you choose. The landscapes in this show of 12 digital color photographs-mostly of Utah’s rocky mountains and Florida’s lakes-playfully and sometimes whimsically express something suggested by their original shape or color. The original image becomes a means to an unknown end, sometimes with unconscious themes.”

Ruth Formanek has been a keen observer of nature and human behavior since childhood. She is Professor emerita at Hofstra University, where she taught developmental psychology for over 30 years, wrote/edited professional books and two books of her photographs. She has had solo shows at Soho Photo Gallery, participated in group shows at libraries, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and many other other locations. Ruth has received awards from Johns Hopkins (first place in Documentary competition), U. S. Park Service, Jamaica Bay Nature Center (second place), and others.

With an opening reception on September 4th, 6-8pm, Formanek’s works will be part of seven solo shows as part of Soho Photo’s fall opener. New Yorkers and visitors will have until October 3rd to check out the exhibit.

For More Information: Soho Photo

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.

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Preview: Natural Abstractions, Lee Backer, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 21, 2014 at 10:02 pm
Mirrored Dunes, Lee Backer

Mirrored Dunes, Lee Backer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Backer’s latest project exploring nature will soon be on display in New York City. The New Jersey native has been photographing for over 40 years, now fully committed to his craft after retiring from working in Information Technology. 

These images, taken in Death Valley and the White Mountains of California, explore the varied rhythms created by light and shadow. I found these rhythms in both landscapes and close-ups: the textures and undulating forms of sand dunes, the stripes woven into the clay hills, mosaic patterns in rock walls, and ripples of grain in ancient Bristlecone Pines. The photographs are printed in black and white to emphasize the shapes, patterns, and textures.

Opening Reception is March 4th, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will run from March 5th-March 29th.

For more information on Lee Backer: www.LeeBacker.com

For more information on Soho Photo Gallery: www.sohophoto.com

Preview: “A Monochrome Winter”, Soho Photo Gallery Artists, Red Filter Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

Soho Show 1

Courtesy Red Filter Gallery

A new exhibition at the Red Filter Gallery includes work by 17 artists from the well known artists’ co-operative: Soho Photo Gallery in New York.

The Soho Photo Gallery was established in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers striving to break away from the commercial art gallery experience and offer something new. It is now the only non-profit cooperative photography gallery in New York City. The gallery is run entirely by members – over one hundred of them who direct, operate, and financially support the gallery. Well-known photographers have shared in exhibiting at the Soho Photo Gallery as well, including Ansel Adams, Andre Kertesz, Jill Enfield, Jill Freedman, and Joel Sternfeld. Regularly featured in local newspapers, trade and national publications, their website, http://www.sohophoto.com, offers regular updates with announcements of new exhibitions and other exciting gallery events.

Exhibit will run: January 26 –February 26

At the same time that A Monochrome Winter exhibits, the Red Filter Gallery offers an extended viewing of Kisa Kavass’ Moments de Curiosité, and John Andrulis’ Retrospective in Upstairs Gallery II.

For more information: Red Filter Gallery