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EXHIBIT by Laura Barth
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Laura Barth says, "I have never been particularly good at long, drawn out conversations. I tend to be better at things that are brief, direct, and to the point. What I love so much about photography is that you can say so much without having to say anything at all, and that there are so many photographic “words," all around us at any given time, that we can use. I tend to think my photographic style is much like my preferred conversations: direct (but not without empathy or feeling), hopefully eloquent, sometimes awkward (but in a way that makes you laugh or think), lively, and always imbued with an appreciation of the conversation itself and its participants."

Laura Barth is an artist, musician, and horticulturist currently living in Blacksburg, Virginia. Primary media include photography (digital and analog), charcoal, watercolor, and mixed media.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Finalist, Fusion Online Art Gallery. "Cityscapes" June 2018.

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. “Color Space: Contemporary Photography” exhibition. June 2018.

Winners Circle, Contemporary Art Gallery Online “All Botanicals” exhibition/competition. Photography and digital art category. 2018.

Photographer for the International Society for Horticultural Science’s International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture, Portland, OR. 2017.

Work featured on a variety of curated outdoors/nature based Instagram pages.

www.barth-vader.com
@_barth.vader_
 
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LOOKING AT STARRY NIGHT by Laura Barth
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NOT IN KANSAS by Laura Barth
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UNTITLED (IN HOT PURSUIT) by Louis Chavez
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Louis Chavez says, "I've shot cheap film cameras since I was quite young, capturing various movements throughout this life and the many people that I have encountered along the way.

Street shooting was always a natural extension of that, documenting the spaces that I have found myself passing through alongside everyone else. I am continually fascinated with how we navigate these spaces -- and how our identities, both individually and culturally, shape the experiences around us. Taking a photograph allows us to pause these moments that we might otherwise take for granted, and to consider our place within these surroundings.

I am a photographer and visual artist based in Rochester, New York. Taking notes from activist fronts, queer community, indigenous resistance, zine and print culture, my work seeks to weave together networks of solidarity and mutual aid for those who exist on the margins, and to make visible the understated beauty of our lived experiences."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

Featured photographer by the Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, NY. Installation artist at MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival.

www.chavezlouis.com

@ llouischavezz

 
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UNTITLED (ROCKIN IN THE FREE WORLD) by Louis Chavez
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UNTITLED (WHEN A FIRE STARTS TO BURN) by Louis Chavez
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LOOK ALIKES by Mara Zaslove
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Mara Zaslove says, "My photographs are entries to my soul, connecting the intangible to the tangible through light, time and memory. 

Using natural light to capture what I feel in my heart and my eyes, taking photographs has become as essential to me as breathing air, and in some ways, has evolved into my sixth sense. 

I thrive on creating visual conversations that embrace the universality of aging, childhood, life on the street and how “human beings” impact the natural world.

Growing up with a father who was a fine artist, I was surrounded by his work and sensibilities. His influence made a profound imprint onme and I often find myself mirroring his visual style. I innately respond to form, patterns, shapes and composition and find that this early exposure permeates my sense of balance and style.

As my photography has progressed, I have been drawn to capture the human stories set in natural environments. Either candid or anticipated, I seek to convey a uniqueness particular to each individualthat invites the viewer to explore their own life's path with that of the subject documented.

2018 EXHIBITIONS/GROUP SHOWS:

My photo(s) were selected to be in the online February: Beauty/Beautiful issue of F-Stop Magazine.

“Circle of Life,” my hand-made circular weaving, was accepted for “Trappings:” an all media exploration of textiles in contemporary art. Juried by Robert Benitez, MOAH:CEDAR curator. The exhibition opens at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 10, 2018 and runs through March 9, 2018.

Mara Zaslove was chosen as an “Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition winner.” She will receive a one month solo exhibition on theFusion Art website for her series “Aging Gracefully.” The gallery will promote Mara and her work for the entire month of her exhibition. In addition, one of her images will be invited to be included in the annual group show that is held each year in the 2018 show in Palm Springs, CA.

My series “Don't Bring Me No Rocking Chair” (Aging Gracefully/Life-cycle) was a finalist in the 2018 Gala Awards: Women Seen By Women part 3.

My image, “Self-Help” was selected by jurors: Jane Szabo and Greg Cobarr for the 2018 2nd Annual LA Artcore Photography Exhibition.

Out of 922 works, the juror: Fabian Debora selected 110 pieces for the 2018 LA Open Exhibition. My images, “Demi Plie” and “Self Help”were both included.

My image, “A Joyful Vision” received 3rd Place in the Chromatic Awards International Photo Contest: Nude Category.

My photo, “Hanging Out” was selected by the juror: Alix Sloan for the all group media show “Bunk” at Gallery 825.

My photo, “I See You” was selected to be exhibited in “Wonderland Grayscale” at BG Gallery shown at the FM Gallery.

My image, “Sand Shoal” was on the media cover and selected to support CASA of Los Angeles.

2017 EXHIBITIONS/GROUP SHOWS:

My images were posted on Lenscratch for “Favorite Photograph of 2017” and the “2017 Snow Exhibition.”

Two of my photos were selected by juror, Tim Anderson, to be included in the SE Center “Open” exhibition.

5 of my images were selected to be in the “Magic and Beauty” group show at Pilates and Arts in Echo Park.

My series “Don't Bring Me No Rocking Chair” was reviewed by Jonathon Blaustein in “A Photo Editor” 2017.

My series “Lifecycle” was highlighted in “The LA Dance Chronicle” by Jeff Stayton in support of “Life Stories” by Donna Sternberg.

Selected as a presenter for the “Open Show“ at Venice Arts in Venice, CA. My image, “Peeking Out” was juried into the 2017 Gala fundraiser.

My image, “Peony,” was curated into the 2017 Open Show at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

My image, “Sand Shoal,” was accepted into the 2017 fundraiser for CASA LA.

My photo, “A Time for Renewal,” was curated into the 2017 exhibition “High Holidays” through JAI and shown in a New York gallery.

My series “Don't Bring Me No Rocking Chair” was exhibited at the Veteran's Memorial Garden Room in Culver City in conjunction with the dance performance of “Life Stories.”

“Calalilly Lady,” a mixed media piece, was curated into the 2017 Spectrum Gestalt exhibition at the BG Gallery at Bergamot Station.

My image “Bound” was selected by the curators of MyDailyPhoto.com as one of the best photos from 2017.

“Peony” was curated by Scott Canty to be part of the 2017 California Open Juried Exhibition at the TAG Gallery.

“A Joyful Vision” was selected as part of the International Nude Online Competition/3rd Quarterly Nude Group Exhibition through Fusion Art, Palm Springs.

My photo, “Memories Past” was curated into the “She” exhibit at the A.Smith Gallery in Texas.

Fine Art Photo Awards: 2017 FAPA: recognized as an amateur nominee in the nude category: Lifecycle/Aging Gracefully series.

Selected by the jurors of Color It Red 2017 to be featured in the SHOWCASE PORTFOLIO section of the March/April 2017 issue of Shadow & Light Magazine.

My image “Cocooned” was accepted into the April Female Figure Exhibit at Beyond The Lines Gallery at Bergamot Station, CA.

2 of my images were selected by jurors Fatemeh Burnes and PeterFrank for the show, FRESH 2017, at the SOLA Gallery, Los Angeles.

2 of my images were selected by the juror, Gary Samson, to be part of the exhibition BODY/IMAGE at the Darkroom Gallery, Vermont.

Topanga Gallery Juried Open 2017, “Between Cultures,” juror: John Paul Thorton.

My image was accepted to highlight “Prayer 1” for the “Women of Valor” exhibition at AJU.

3 of my images were juried into the L.A. Artcore 1st Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition: jurors were George Simian, Richard Vogel, Brian C. Moss, Karen Hampton and Jeff Alu.

My image, “An American Staple,” was curated into the group show “Make America” at Gallery 825, Los Angeles: juror - Nancy L. Meyer.

Word Jumble Gestalt: an exhibition of art made out of words. “They” Canvas Collage Photographic Overlay. bG Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA.

Exposed: The Contemporary Nude Photography Exhibition. “A Study in Beauty.” 1650 Gallery, Echo Park, CA.

6th CA 101 2017 juried art exhibition. “Bound” curated by Nina Zak Laddon. Riviera Village in Redondo Beach, CA.

LAAA 2017 Auction piece selected: Sand Shoal/From 40,000 Feet.

My abstract sand shoal image was accepted as a donation for JDRF: One Art exhibition; Artists for a Cure.

My image “Mermaid” was accepted by CASA of Los Angeles for their Wine and Art Fundraiser.

Holiday Bazaar at L.A. Art Share accepted my image “Sand Shoal” for their exhibition."
 
Born in Burbank, CA, Mara Zaslove received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MA and MFT from Cal State, Northridge.  She first had a career as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist primarily working with children.

As a fine art photographer, her images have been showcased in juried exhibits across the U.S. andinternationally including the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award held in Barcelona, the ‘Art Classic’ exhibition at the Millard Sheets Art Center and the PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.

She has acted as the moderator for several artist critique groups through the Los Angeles Art Association and curated an exhibition for l.a. photo curator.  The photos from her series ‘Lifecycle’/’Don’t Send Me No Rocking Chair’ have received recognition in numerous shows including L.A. Artcore, ‘Bold Beauty’ at Pilates and Art in Echo Park, Biscailuz Gallery, Soho Gallery in NYC, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Groundspace Project and the Topanga Canyon Gallery.   A ‘ShowcasePortfolio’ of her work has recently been published in the Shadow and Light Magazine.  Mara currently lives and worksin Santa Monica, California.

www.marazaslove.com
 
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NOISEY BUT RIVETING by Mara Zaslove
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TAKING A BREAK by Mara Zaslove
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RAIN by Mykel Rose
FIRST PLACE
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Curator Carl Shubs review:
"I loved your photo.  It has lots of winning elements.  In addition to the triangularity and circularity of the umbrellas, the wonderful expression of the woman at the bottom, the light on her face, her looking behind her, the point of her umbrella leading us back upwards to the group of men and their umbrellas, the pairing of the colors of the men’s hats, and the paralleling of the vertical lines of the center umbrella’s shaft along with the lamp post and the scaffolding, there is also the layering of foreground, middle ground, and background, each of which has its own separate activity going on, and together they make a great interplay. 

In post, did you consider cropping out part of the right side of the photo to make it tighter (as below)?  While it would have lost one more of the umbrellas, I think it would have tightened up the composition in several ways.  It would have put the woman in the corner, and she’s such a powerful element because of her facial expression and her looking backwards (redirecting the viewer’s eye back towards the left of the photo where it would start the circle of umbrellas all over again).  It would also have more strongly set an anchor for her as a corner of the umbrellas.  If you had cut off part of her umbrella, as I did, it would complement the cut off umbrella on the left (which I like) and also provided a vertical line to complement the line of the lamp pole and the scaffolding (?) beside it.  Without the crop, you have the benefit of the added umbrella but there’s not much else past the woman’s umbrella of interest, so it seems like not much of a loss considering how much would be gained by the crop. With all that said, you have given the viewer a lot to keep us busy looking at and returning to.

Mykel Rose responds, "When I'm in Kathmandu, I usually spend a portion of my day wandering the streets and passageways with my camera(s). When something catches my eye, I'm quick on the shutter. However, at times, when I see something interesting  I will wait for the right moment to shoot. In this shot, the rain had just begun, and I spotted this particular group as they were unfolding the umbrellas. As I took the picture, the boy in the bottom right darted past the camera, so in some ways, it's a combination of pinpointing a scene and happenstance.

It's interesting that you've commented on the framing and I agree with you on the critique.  I submitted the original uncropped version for the competition, but I also have a cropped version done soon after I took the photo. I've included this in the email. As you can see, I've trimmed off a bit on the right side of the picture but left the figure in the red sari and some of the umbrella which I feel helps to balance the composition. Is this what you had in mind?
I hope this answers your questions and please let me know if you need anything else from me. 

Thank you again for your comments and critique!"

Additional review by Adam Finkelston (Owner, Publisher, Co-editor, The Hand Magazine)
"Mykel Rose's image, "Rain", is striking to me for it's complex and rhythmic composition. The eye moves from umbrella to umbrella, and from face to face, following curves and lines, gazes and gestures; bouncing back and forth, in and out, up and down. This visual motion parallels the commotion of the chaotic street. The rhythm of the eye harmonizing with the rhythm of the rain falling, the cars honking, the voices and footsteps falling and rising. It is a lyrical image, befitting the drama of lives colliding and interacting with one another."

Additional review by Steve Grody. (Author Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art)
"Nice “slice of life” shot, but also interesting compositionally as the strong horizontal grid of architecture is randomly interrupted by the rhythm of the figures. Note how important the bottom figure is in terms of anchoring the shot." 

Mykel Rose says, "I started my
artistic endeavors in Los Angeles working for a production studio servicing advertising agencies. 

After three years of fine-tuning my design/ illustration techniques, I moved to Europe where I illustrated magazine stories and book covers for well-known publishers in  Germany and Switzerland. Later, I relocated to London to work on an
animated feature and begin a new life chapter.  My next career stop was New York, supervising the background
department at a large animation studio in Manhatten. 

Eventually, my career took me full circle, and now, once again, I am in Los Angeles where I art direct for studios both here and abroad.  When I'm not working in
animation or producing my projects in LA, I roam the world.

Photography and painting are my traveling companions, which allow me to record my thoughts in a visual diary."

Instagram-   mprose1
www.mykelrose.com
 
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UP by Mykel Rose
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REPAIRS by Mykel Rose
Repairs Boys in the Tondo neighborhood of Manila make repairs to a backboard before a game
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NIGHTTIME TEXTING by Nancy Lehrer
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Nancy Lehrer says, "The physical act of doing street photography is far too easy.

Armed with a small camera and a pair of walking shoes, anyone can head down the street snapping pictures of strangers. No special equipment, research, or complex planning is required.

But in order for an image to be remembered, to hold a viewer’s attention for more than just a passing glance, it must present an insightful observation. It must hold interest not only visually, but also by way of its content. It must look good and it must say something. In short, it must provide a compelling story.

I believe in the use of photography to tell candid stories that document the human condition in order to bring people together with understanding and acceptance. These are the principles that guide my photography:

Create compelling stories: Say something, ask questions.

Life happens in COLOR: Color carries emotional content.

Create visual poems: Composition matters.

Composition is additive: Use a lot of adjectives.

Connect the dots: Capture the scene as the subject.

Create short stories: Tell a story through time.

Travel: Spread a worldview of understanding and acceptance.

Take chances: An image is more than the sum of its pixels.

Follow the National Press Photographer Association’s Code of Ethics."

Nancy Lehrer has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life. Her earliest photojournalist recognition came at a summer camp at the young age of 10 where, armed with her father's Kodak Brownie camera, she earned the position of camp-photographer documenting the summer's activities. 

Although she holds Masters degrees in Music and Computer Science, she has always held on to her passion for photography. She has studied photography from several American photography masters including Jay Maisel, Sam Abell, Gerd Ludwig, and John Free. She has received several local awards and lectures on photography in the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas.

BOOKS:

Life Happens in COLOR - A Street Photography Manifesto. Her book is available through Blurb at http://www.blurb.com/b/8591458-life-happens-in-color-a-street-photography-manifes

www.inancyimages.com

blog.inancyimages.com

Facebook: Nancy Lehrer

Instagram: 
@nancy_lehrer
'Nighttime Texting' - This old stately Russian building still stands guard over the still-young independent Mongolia. Flowers still in bloom and teenagers text.
 
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PALERMO METAMORPHOSIS by Nancy Lehrer
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Palermo Metamorphosis - The immigrant crisis of the last 10 years has had a particularly large impact on Palermo. Due to urban flight, it is estimated that 29,000 Palermitani (Palermo natives) have left the town over the past 10 years. They have largely been replaced by 30,000 immigrant citizens who have fled poverty-stricken and war-torn parts of Africa and the Middle East.
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RED COUCH by Nancy Lehrer
Red Couch - On a public couch in Venice Beach, California, a woman rests, but she is not comfortable.
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FOLLOW ME by Paul Matzner
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Paul Matzner says, "My passion is to make images of people just being themselves, relating to each other or their environment. 

I admire Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose work has been called “the poetry of human encounters on the street.” That’s a beautiful description that serves as my inspiration. Life is full of discovery and I hope viewers experience that in my photography.

Father, husband, dog owner, photographer, music lover, ... I have lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin all my life but have traveled to the South Pacific, Western Europe, South America, and 48 states of the USA. I also spend time in New York City each year to do street photography.

I am honored that my fine art photography has been juried into numerous shows, and my work is in the collection of the Racine Art Museum. My stock images have been licensed through Alamy for many publications, textbooks, and corporate websites."

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Facing You/Facing Me, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (2018)

Featured Member, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI (2014)

Red/Blue/Yellow, Leenhouts Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (2007)

Artist in the Market, Whole Foods, Milwaukee, WI (2006)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Vicinity, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL (2018)

Portraits 2018, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (2018)

Companionship: A Celebration of Animals, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (2017)

The 2017 Juried Call, Rfotofolio, online (2017)

Street Photography 2016, PDN and Acuity Press, online and published book (2017)

Wisconsin Photography 2016, Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI (2016)

Meet Me Downtown, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (2016)

The Portrait, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (2015)

Semblance, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (2015)

On the Street Where You Live, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (2015)

City Life, Don't Take Pictures magazine, Online (2015)

The Perfect Pet, World Photography Network, Online (2014)

www.paulmatzner.com
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POOP by Paul Matzner
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SUBWAY SMILE by Paul Matzner
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BRUCE LEE by Peter Miller
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Peter Miller says, "My images are ruminations on man and place, habitats and habitants, chance encounters, and the infinite details of the visible world.

The camera and I are part of the string of events to create an image. On my long walks through the city, I choose a scene and then capture frames of strangers unpredictability entering and exiting the world in front of me. Are the chance connections with these individuals established as a random sequence of outcomes? Or are they pre-determined?

I attempt to get close to my subjects and capture all the details from foreground to background. I want to communicate an intense experience of the environment, where every square inch is important. Rendering the details increases the sense of literalness — a permanent capture of a single ephemeral moment.

The imaging technology in my camera is capable of capturing incredible detail. Years ago, as a painter I created art using photos as reference. The reference photos were low quality so I invented details in paint from my imagination, a long tedious process. Today, the camera makes my process far more efficient to produce hyper-realistic scenes.

I am a San Francisco Bay Area artist-photographer, a recent transplant from Providence, Rhode Island.

My formal art education includes a BA in Art from SUNY Geneseo, graduate painting studios at Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA in painting and photography from the University of Chicago. I was introduced to graphics technology early in the digital revolution. I learned how to design, paint, retouch, and composite on mainframe computers, mastering skills as technologies advanced.

As a national and international award winning art director and photographer, I spent decades pushing the boundaries of visual expression and technical capabilities. I established my marketing communications business, Peter Miller Art & Design, LLC, in 1992 and worked for major imaging companies including Agfa-Gevaert, Polaroid, and Kodak, promoting their international brands. My business services include strategic planning, creative development, photography, video, design for print, web, and interactive media. I provide project management for large, complex communications efforts including product launches for new technologies and capital campaigns for non-profits.

I have been dedicated to fine art photography both exhibiting my own work and as a gallerist. I launched Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery in Providence Rhode Island in 2014 to fulfill an unmet need for the photography community. I managed over 20 individual and group exhibits, and 10 professional workshops in the first two years.

New opportunities brought me to California in 2016, yet I didn’t want to close the gallery. In order to continue the mission, I conceived, founded, recruited a board of directors, and was Chief Evangelist for the Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA). PCPA hosted another 14 exhibits, monthly community events, and workshops before closing in March 2018. It has now re-organized as a new entity.

I currently live and work in San Mateo, California."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

* Earned an MFA in painting and photography from University of Chicago
* Produced challenging, controversial, and successful artwork for ad campaigns for major international imaging companies: Agfa, Polaroid, and Kodak
* Launched an extremely successful marketing communications business in 1992
* Launched a successful art gallery dedicated to photography in 2014


www.petermiller-photo.com
 
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MARKET & 5TH by Peter Miller
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MARKET STREET NORDSTROMS by Peter Miller
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FALLING TOURIST by Philippe Boirin
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Philippe Antoine Boirin says, "Having pursued an avocation in art photography for 25 years, during the last three years wonderfully fortunate circumstances have permitted me to work professionally on my art both in the United States and France.

I would like to address my ambiguity regarding the term “to take a picture “ and the role of the photographer : I don’t exactly want to “ take “ a shot, but rather to “reveal “ an instant in the life of someone, something, somewhere. But, of course, it must be done quickly. In an infinitely brief instant I must find in myself the necessary distance to become the unique witness of that instant.

This is how I have become an street photographer, wandering the cities in search that ephemeral moment  of light revealing an interaction of its buildings, its passersby, its shadows and its colors but what most attracts me is to be able to capture what the reflection in or through a windows can give to me.

Using reflection has fascinated me because it has allowed me to capture a facet of reality that is not part of our everyday life and to create more than just an image, more than just a reality, I would say an unreality. And I want my photos to tell an entirely different story from what it shows. It creates something unreal and I hope this unreality is a narrative. If that story is strange, if it arouses the imagination of the person who sees it, then, at that moment, I have achieved my goal."

CV :
In 2018

EXHIBITIONS :

Sohn Art Gallery   
Lenox  Massachussetts                              
7th Annual Juried Exhibition 
                                                                       
Plymouth Center for Arts                            
Plymouth  Massachussetts                        
The fine Art of Photography 2018                                                        

Allegany Art Council                                    
Cumberland, Maryland                            
Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition            
Honorable Mention

Dark Room Gallery                                      
Essex Junction, Vermont                            
Open 2018
                                                                                                      
Dark Room Gallery                                      
Essex Junction, Vermont                            
Personnal Perspective 
                                                                             
Dab Art Gallery                                            
Ventura, California                          
MNEMONIC

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition  New York                                    
Top Prize Category : Photography                                                                                  
PUBLICATIONS:

USA

Cultural Center                                
Cap Cod, Massachussetts                            
The Golden Hours



https://philippe-boirin.photos
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IMPROBABLE COUPLE by Philippe Boirin
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TWO HEARTS STILL BEATING by Philippe Boirin
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LONDON by Rebecca Miller
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Rebecca Miller says, "The majority of my works focus on hate speech and abuse of power, especially with public protests however these images represent a balance to that work by focusing on positive aspects within society.  The first image was of a couple on the streets of London who were so focused on one another they appeared to be unaware of everyone else around them. 

I was walking behind them for several city blocks and quite frequently they would stop in the middle of the walkway and touch their foreheads together, oblivious to the world around them.  I took several shots, trying not to be intrusive, and this was the last image I took of them before I felt like I would invade their space. The second two submitted images were photographed in Washington D.C. during the March For Our Lives protest in March of 2018."

Rebecca Miller is a mixed media artist who works with photography (both film and digital) along with combining her photographic images with printmaking and painting.  Her works have been exhibited in over sixty galleries and museums across the United States. Her works range in concept from hate speech and the abuse of power - especially with public protests and political campaigns to environmental concerns, large format film landscapes and architectural photographs, and large scale photograms.

www.millerebecca.com
 
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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES DC by Rebecca Miller
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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES DC 2 by Rebecca Miller
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BUS STOP by Richard Gunderman
SECOND PLACE
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Curator Carl Shubs review: "You have a wonderful photo here, and a great example of street photography.  It has great balance, having the girl on the left creating that balance to the girls on the right and especially to the girl on the far right who stands away from the group.  You’ve used the distance between them to create that balance and to bring the veiwer’s eye back and forth among the girls.  There is another level of balance as the girls on the right and left are each engaged in their own activities, in contrast to the group in the middle who are all looking at and engaging with you.  Also, the girls on the right and left are each engaged in activities different from each other, resulting in three separate centers of action.

You stood in just the right place to have the sign post split the group of girls behind it.  And it does so with an angle that adds another dynamic with the group.
You also did a great job to capture the contrasting tonalities of the top part of the wall and the bottom part, sidewalk, and street, with each of the darker ones having its own layering of tone.  And all of that is in contrast to the bright colors of the girls’ clothing and the red and white sign. In addition, you have the street as foreground, the sidewalk as middle ground, the wall as background, and the girls melding the middle and background together.

Finally, you have the girls well lit in all of that darkness, which adds to the three-dimensionality of the photo.  Not easy to do."

Richard Gunderman says, "After moving to LA, I started to think about how the world is viewed differently from a car than while on foot.

I am trying to capture the moments that are missed while looking out of the windshield of a moving vehicle. We are surrounded by people we never see. Our lives come into close proximity with others but there is almost no chance of interaction.  All around us is beauty and joy and sorrow and hope and desperation that we barely acknowledge if we notice it all.

These three photographs are all shot from a car.

Growing up in Tampa, Florida, my father always had an Olympus around his neck. 
It was here I first learned the basics of photography. After a brief career in radio, I discovered the joys of Television and Film Production, and now make a living as a Cinematographer.
After 26 years in San Francisco and 2 1/2 in Los Angeles, I am starting to do more still photography.  

Contact:
richgunderman@me.com
 
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JONS by Richard Gunderman
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SANTA MONICA BLVD. by Richard Gunderman
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BAD WEATHER (Chicago, Illinois) by Rich Vogel
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Rich Vogel says, "When people ask me what I photograph, I tell them, "Things that don't move."  

Landscapes, still life, that sort of thing.  But as much as I love the quiet of nature, I enjoy the excitement of the city as well, and it's the movement of the city that interests me most.  While my landscapes are mostly static, with everything in sharp focus, in the city I like to show something moving against a stationary background -- the more blur, the better. 

Of course, people are the most interesting thing that moves, and watching passersby, as they go about their business, unaware of you or your camera, or often of themselves, is the one of the best pastimes a city has to offer.  I especially like it when a person seems to have lost all self consciousness.

One of my favorite cities is Chicago.  I spent time there as a student and enjoyed visiting while my younger son went to school there.  The architecture is wonderful, of course, but the city seems full of unexpected juxtapositions that seem to say that life still has some surprises up its sleeve.

Travel for work and the iPhone revived my interest in photography.  After a brief fling with digital photography, I fell in love with film and darkroom processes.  After retiring from a career in software, I TA at the New England School of Photography and struggle in the darkroom north of Boston.  (Only Bad Weather is analog; the other two images are from my digital “phase”.)"

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

"I started showing my work in 2014 at Theia Studios.  Since then, I have shown work at Camera Commons, the Griffin Museum of Photography, a photo of the day at Don't Take Pictures and an honorable mention on L.A. Photo Curator."

www.richvogelphotography.com
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MAKE WAY by Rich Vogel
(Draw bridges rising above the river along Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois)
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THE BEAN (Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois) by Rich Vogel
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ARTIST'S PALETTE by SameSource
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SameSource is a photographic artist with over two decades of professional experience recording images. 

SameSource fine art photography spans both landscape and bodyscape, often exploring human sexuality and its relationship with art. 

With recent showings from the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France, to Art Basel, Miami Beach, SameSource was recognized in the international Lumiere Award for 2017. 

Coagula Gallery in Los Angeles included SameSource in its Ten Top Artists exhibition for 2016 in a show curated by Tulsa Kinney of Artillery Magazine.  SameSource work has been featured in The Huffington Post and American Photo magazine, and SameSource has twice been profiled by Silvershotz International Magazine of Contemporary Photography for the Apples and Apples Reinterpreted series, and is one of 25 international artists featured in the magazine’s 2017 Folio of Fine Art Photography (ISBN: 9781642049985). 

SameSource was one of thirty international photographers in the Los Angeles Festival of Photography’s 2017 exhibition on street photography at Fathom Gallery.  In addition to being featured in numerous photography books, SameSource is the author of four fine art photography books, Objects of Ruin (ISBN: 9781320134194), Apples (ISBN: 9781366155986), Apples Reinterpreted (ISBN: 9781366155856), and The Green Dress (ISBN: 9781388795016). 

SameSource has origins in the rural Midwest. 

After studying music and philosophy in a liberal arts education, the artist went to Italy and became immersed in the works of the Renaissance. A return to the US brought the pursuit of graduate work in music and cinema, with an eventual arrival on the west coast via the USC film school. In addition to the full-time pursuit of photographic fine art, SameSource output has included notable works as a recording artist, writer, and filmmaker.  SameSource is represented by Fabrik Projects.  For art inquiries, visit FabrikProjects.com. 

Artist’s Palette
The “street” here is the hiking path, and the hiker provides scale.  This is one of the most colorful spots in Death Valley, or anywhere for that matter.  The rocks here provide evidence for one of Death Valley's most violently explosive volcanic periods. The Miocene-aged formation is made up of cemented gravel, playa deposits, and volcanic debris, perhaps 5,000 feet thick. Chemical weathering and hydrothermal alteration cause the oxidation and other chemical reactions that produce the variety of colors displayed.

Pont Saint-Michel: Follow the Red Shirt!
Tourists trail a leader in a bright red shirt on this iconic bridge over the Seine river in Paris, France, near Notre Dame Cathedral.  First constructed in 1378, this bridge has been rebuilt several times—most recently in 1857.

Tub Face
With a bit of anthropomorphism, we see a smiling face on the wall-facing side of a 19th Century cast iron tub amidst the ruins in underground Seattle, Washington, below Pioneer Square.

www.SameSourceFineArt.com

Follow SameSource on Vero, Facebook, & Instagram.  SameSourcePhoto on Twitter.
 
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PONT SAINT-MICHEL, EVERYONE FOLLOW THE RED SHIRT by SameSource
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TUB FACE by SameSource
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BRADY STREET by Wendy Schreier
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Wendy Schreier says, "I am sensitive. I like the moon and the smell of dusk.

I like the way rain makes light shiny. I am a self-taught photographer with the help of the Internet and have been shooting for a decade. I recently started shooting film, including processing black and white film in my kitchen sink. I can't decide if I like digital or film more, they are both beautiful to me.

I was first published in the Capture Minnesota book, TPT, Minneapolis PBS, published in Femme Fotale Volume IV: Leafless, Theme - The Human Form, published in rûm issue °III, a film magazine, published in Doctor Who Magazine
Wordpress Editor Picked, and 'Carnival Comes to Town'"

RESUME:

Featured photographer, WordPress editor's pick list:Freshly Pressed 

Yahoo editorial picked photographer: Yahoo Editor Picks

Published photographer in the Twin Cities Public Television Capture Minnesota Book

www.wendyschreierphoto.com
Instagram- @wendyschreierphoto

 
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NOT A TAXI by Wendy Schreier
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