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Honorable Mentions: Nancy Lehrer, Andy House, Carol Kleinman & Rob Krauss
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Nancy Lehrer, Andy House, Carol Kleinman & Rob Krauss (Click on image for larger view)
LITTLE MAN by Nancy Lehrer
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Curator Julia Dean says, "I think an advertising agency would spend a lot of money constructing this beautiful photograph, but this was a found “timeless” moment, which makes it priceless."

Nancy Lehrer says, "I set out to capture daily life and interactions. These life events are sometimes celebratory but more often commonplace. They are made up of simple scenes, conversations and actions. Concentrating on layers, color, and gesture I aim to weave a specific action in with its backdrop. I am an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of today’s culture and community.

The images in this collection capture actions and activities of everyday life. Concentrating on juxtapositions and complex relationships, these scenes weave a specific action in with its backdrop to tell a deeper story, but in the long run they are simply observations that record a bit of everyday culture."

Nancy Lehrer, is an independent photographer based in Thousand Oaks, California and has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life.

Awards and Exhibits:
November 2017: City of Angels (solo exhibit 17 prints). Four Friends Gallery, Thousand Oaks California.

June 2017: Cuban Farm Roosters, Ojai Arts Center Photo Exhibit, 2nd Place. Exhibit includes works featuring the theme “The Animal Kingdom”. Jurors Jeffrey Crussel, Dr. Linda Bogart.

Books:
The Downtown L.A. Photography Challenge with John Free: A weekend documenting downtown Los Angeles. 2017

Life at the Gardens: Documenting my parents transition from their home of over 50 years to an assisted living senior apartment. 2015

Blurb Bookstore:  www.blurb.com/user/store/inancy
www.inancyimages.com
Blog: www.inancy.wordpress.com 
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Nancy Lehrer, Andy House, Carol Kleinman & Rob Krauss (Click on image for larger view)
HOLLYWOOD NIGHT by Andy House
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Curator Julia Dean says, "This image covers the population of Hollywood Blvd. in one frame., from the vagrant to the performer to the tourist. It makes me think about the varied lives that we see everyday on the streets of Los Angeles."

Andy House has 35 years of production management experience supervising television series and movies in more than a dozen U.S. cities, as well as locations in Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Austria, Australia, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Russia.  

His job titles have included Executive in Charge of Production for Gaumont Int. TV, Senior Vice President of Production for Sony Pictures TV, freelance production manager and assistant director.  Since retiring from full time employment he now splits his time between working as an adjunct instructor at the American Film Institute, personal photography projects, classes at Los Angeles Center of Photography and worldwide travel.  

His credits are listed on IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0396627

andyhousephotos.com
 
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Nancy Lehrer, Andy House, Carol Kleinman & Rob Krauss (Click on image for larger view)
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN REFLECTION by Carol Kleinman
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Curator Julia Dean says, "I love what the photographer saw at the moment that the photograph was captured. This is seeing well. Do you wish the orange cone and kid weren’t in the middle ground? It distracts somewhat but also adds layers."

Carol Kleinman says of this image, 'Catch Me If You Can, Reflection', "This is taken at a Farmers Market in Pacific Palisades. The running child and his mother were caught in a reflection as he ran around a corner of a shop in the Village. The reflection caught both of them even if the mother couldn't catch her child.

This is a single exposure digital photograph. Nothing is manufactured or Photoshoped."

Kleinman says, "My work is exclusively devoted to photographing reflections on windows. I build on the long history of photographers, like Eugene Atget, who used reflective surfaces in their images. As early as 1829, William Henry Fox Talbot stated, "The object to begin with, is a window."  His work and Atget’s included the window frame as a point of reference. But for me, the image is the reflection itself. The frame is gone. An interplay between fantasy and reality emerges creating an other-worldly quality to the work.

In the tradition of some of the great French photographers, I am a “flâneur” (stroller). I’ll walk for hours on the streets of cities like Paris, Los Angeles and New York, and not take a single photograph. I’m on a visual treasure hunt. Then I’ll spot a complex reflection on a window, get captivated, and start capturing images.

Part of the power of the photographic medium is the “illusion of reality”, the assumption that photographs are pictures of things from real life. In this age of layered, manipulated, “Photoshopped” images, I am dedicated to capturing reality through the un-manipulated “single exposure”. My message is: the world is a visually complex place and we can explore the many layers of life through the apparent layers found in reflections.
A great deal of the impact of my work stems from the fact that my images actually existed at a specific time and place and are not my creations or manipulations. Nothing I do is set up or manufactured. What you see in my images is what I saw. My images say, "Look more deeply...notice the complexities of life...enrich yourself with the wonders that surround you at each moment.

I print my images large and exclusively on canvas. Though it’s hard for some viewers to comprehend, my canvases are not paintings, nor collages, nor assemblage and not multiple exposures or images layered together. They are single exposures… a unique expression of the complexity of the world in which we live.

Over the past 40 years I’ve worked in many media, among them sculpture, oils, watercolors, glass, collage and construction. The type of photography I have done for the past 20 years combines a great deal of what I’ve learned from these media, particularly collage. The most exciting thing to me about the photography I do is its direct connection to reality – the capture of a moment in time."

Carol Kleinman’s romance with reflections began almost 20 years ago in Russia on the train from Moscow to St. Petersburg to be exact. The reflections she saw on the train windows exposed the many layers of life, one on top of the other -- people in the train, the Russian countryside, the cold steel of the dining car. These reflected images, one of top of the other, spoke to her of deeper realities that lie below the surface of our everyday lives. She took out her camera and started shooting. 

Since that time, Kleinman has become absorbed in reflections. She has developed unique techniques to reveal the natural interplay of the multiple visual aspects of the world that present themselves in unique moments in time. 

Born in Hawaii, Kleinman spent her formative years on the island of Oahu and in San Francisco. She attended the University of Hawaii, Lone Mountain College in San Francisco, and holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art.

Her work has been recognized in shows in Los Angeles, Palm Desert, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Moscow, Russia. She is currently a member of TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. (a cooperative) and Los Angeles Art Association - Gallery 825.

She has received number awards and was recently selected as an “Emerging Artist” in Museé Magazine’s special issue on women artists.

www.kleinmanart.com




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L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Nancy Lehrer, Andy House, Carol Kleinman & Rob Krauss (Click on image for larger view)
BOREDOM by Rob Krauss
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Curator Julia Dean says, "I love the humor in this photograph. This is paying attention to everything around you."

Rob Krauss says, "Street photography has been my creative outlet since 2011. A passion for photojournalism turned me on to Street shooting and since then I have been enamored with exploring the streets and trying to catch momentary beauty. Street photography has taken me around the world and opened up my own neighborhood by teach me how to see.

I was taught photography at the age of 7, primarily through my Father and playing around with disposable film cameras. Through the years I saw photography as a stop gap, something to help with my childhood obsession with loss. If I could capture the perfect photo of something I would have it forever. As I grew, I became enamored with the art, seeing a beautiful composition out in ordinary life became so gratifying.

My aim is to capture emotion in fleeting moments, so as to connect with the subject I am shooting and thus provide the viewers of my images with that connection as well. I have traveled to many cities in the world to shoot Street Photography besides Los Angeles including New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Paris, London and Mexico City. I shoot primarily with the Ricoh GR.

I strive every time I go out and shoot to do more than the clichés, more than the shadow play, more than the geometry. I am pushing myself to see deeper and capture the nexus of the emotional and technically perfect moment in my photos."

www.robkrauss.com




FIRST PLACE:
www.laphotocurator.com/street-shooting-curator-julia-dean/first-place-thouly-dosios/1

SECOND PLACE:
www.laphotocurator.com/street-shooting-curator-julia-dean/second-place-hal-myers/1

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
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EXHIBITION #1:
www.laphotocurator.com/street-shooting-curator-julia-dean/exhibition-1/1

EXHIBITION #2:
www.laphotocurator.com/street-shooting-curator-julia-dean/exhibition-2/1

EXHIBITION #3:
www.laphotocurator.com/street-shooting-curator-julia-dean/exhibition-3/1

EXHIBITION #4:
www.laphotocurator.com/street-shooting-curator-julia-dean/exhibition-4/1
 
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Nancy Lehrer, Andy House, Carol Kleinman & Rob Krauss (Click on image for larger view)
THE CROWD AT SANTA ANITA PARK by Rob Krauss
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Curator Julia Dean says, "Humor is the added element that elevates any shot to the next level. Not only is this perfectly composed, but the photographer captioned a funny moment which changed the photograph from good to great."

Rob Krauss says, "Street photography has been my creative outlet since 2011. A passion for photojournalism turned me on to Street shooting and since then I have been enamored with exploring the streets and trying to catch momentary beauty. Street photography has taken me around the world and opened up my own neighborhood by teach me how to see.

I was taught photography at the age of 7, primarily through my Father and playing around with disposable film cameras. Through the years I saw photography as a stop gap, something to help with my childhood obsession with loss. If I could capture the perfect photo of something I would have it forever. As I grew, I became enamored with the art, seeing a beautiful composition out in ordinary life became so gratifying.

My aim is to capture emotion in fleeting moments, so as to connect with the subject I am shooting and thus provide the viewers of my images with that connection as well. I have traveled to many cities in the world to shoot Street Photography besides Los Angeles including New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Paris, London and Mexico City. I shoot primarily with the Ricoh GR.

I strive every time I go out and shoot to do more than the clichés, more than the shadow play, more than the geometry. I am pushing myself to see deeper and capture the nexus of the emotional and technically perfect moment in my photos."

www.robkrauss.com


 
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