EXHIBITION #2
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NECKING by Margaret Hyde
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Margaret Hyde says, "I collect and photograph things that most people would step on or walk right by: tiny seashells, dandelions and other weeds and scraps of old metal and broken glass. All of them bear the marks of their journeys: flaws, cracks, bumps and bruises that are a testament to the tide of life. I create miniature sculptures and let the play of natural light, water and gravity transform them into ephemeral talismans. Water, which is essential to all life and to my work, inhabits and flows through the sculptures reflecting its infinite memory of the people, places and things that it has encountered along the way. It is a meditation on what it means to be transformed by life and all the elements of nature. The camera enables me to see rightly “what is essential and (usually) invisible to the eye.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)"

Central to photographer Margaret Hyde’s work is the potential for transformation. Using the lens as an extension of her eye, Hyde hones in on the small details of our natural world and everyday habitat to honor the hidden value of the overlooked and undervalued. Using natural lighting, close-up angles and macro lenses, Hyde monumentalizes and meditates upon the mundane. 

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Hyde’s mother was an avid amateur photographer with her own dark room and an assortment of cameras. Hyde began her own mostly self-taught photographic training at the age of 10, learning to maneuver the dark room and handling manual cameras at summer camp. Growing up amidst the Memphis art community, Hyde became acquainted with photographer William Eggleston and was inspired by his work—particularly the manner in which he was able to transform ordinary, everyday subjects into remarkable images.

The concept of transformation through photography extends to every facet of Hyde’s daily life, as she remains active in service, justice and equality. A native of Memphis, TN, Hyde, along with her family, helped to found Hyde Family Foundations (HFF), a charitable body that supports the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis and other worthy organizations. In 2008, Hyde produced the Academy and Emmy-nominated documentary short The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306, which details the last days of Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to art and filmmaking, Hyde is also a children’s book author and publisher, with titles including Dreadilocks and the Three Slugs, the “Great Art for Kids” series and the “Mo’s Nose” series.

In 2007, Hyde accompanied a documentary film crew to capture the unique beauty of Bhutan. This was followed up in 2008 with an invitation from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to photograph orphanages and rebuilding efforts in Liberia. 

Hyde’s most recent series of photos feature lustrous spaces and objects, inspired by the many years of her living and vacationing by the water. In particular, the abalone shell speaks deeply to Hyde as a metaphor for people and the lives they inhabit. When looked at mindfully in the light, a seemingly worthless broken abalone shell represents emotional traumas and irrevocable experiences. Hyde believes that her photographic subjects contain powerful emotional resonance and a striking visual aesthetic that requires meaningful study. They ask us to evaluate ourselves, and our natural world in a meaningful and transformative way. 

Hyde has participated in dozens of group exhibitions, as well as being featured in solo shows in Los Angeles in 2011 and New York in 2015. Two of her pieces were chosen to greet attendees at the Spectrum Art Fair as part of events surrounding Art Basel Miami 2014 and recently participated in CONTEXT Art Miami and SCOPE Miami Beach 2018. Her work is held in private collections including the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and the Laddie John Dill Private Collection. Hyde lives in Santa Monica, California with her four children. 

Career Highlights -

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2015                            “Quiet Eye” - Adelante Gallery, New York, NY

2011                            “Mindful Journeys” – Laddie John Dill Studio, Venice, CA

GROUP SHOWS

2018                            SCOPE Miami Beach 2018, Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

2018                            CONTEXT Art Miami, Sergott Contemporary Art Gallery

2018                            “Shades of Water” – The Montalban Theater, Los Angeles, CA

2018                            “Art Takes Soho” – Untitled Gallery, New York, NY

2018                            “Coast to Coast” – Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

2018                            “Intersection” – LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA 

2018                            “Open Show” – Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2018                            “Creature” – LIC Arts – New York, NY

2018                            Santa Monica Airport Artwalk – Santa Monica, CA

2017                            “Art Connections” – George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ

2017                            “Priority Mail” – Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017                            “Elemental Lighting” – Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY

2017                            “Juried Art Exhibit” - Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY

2017                            “Something New” - Exhibition Without Walls, online gallery

2016                            “Rite of Passage” – San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA

2016                            “Members Exhibition” – Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY

2016                            “Beyond the Lines” – Pop-up Group Show, Los Angeles, CA

2016                            “Here’s The Thing” – Artshare LA, Los Angeles, CA

2016                            “Show Your World” - Gallery MC, New York, NY


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA

Laddie John Dill Private Collection


PUBLICATIONS

Front Art Space Gallery Catalogue, New York, NY

Knack Magazine, Issue #44, Featured profile

A5 Magazine, UK

https://www.margarethyde.com/
Instagram- @Margarethydephotography
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PEACE by Margaret Hyde
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RECEIVE by Margaret Hyde
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UNTITLED #1 by Matt LaPierre
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Matt LaPierre says, "I am a photographer living in Southern Maine.  I am self-taught and began my education about ten years ago. I had quit drinking (I'm grateful to say I'm still sober) and really needed something that would get me moving and be productive.

My mother gave me a digital camera and I started photographing cemeteries.  It took me a couple years to be comfortable with photographing people but before I knew it I was making images of female nudes.  

I do not have a large list of professional accomplishments since I've been relatively low-key about my photography.  

However, I've had a solo show and I have been in juried into the Maine Photography Show, the Harlow Gallery, the Photo Go-Go Show and have won a couple modest prizes."

email address Mattlapierre2@yahoo.com 
IG is @lostcivilization11
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UNTITLED #2 by Matt LaPierre
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UNTITLED #3 by Matt LaPierre
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A CLOSER LOOK by Michael S. Cohen
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Michael S Cohen says "I have always been drawn to the peace that I feel when I am around horses. I don’t know that I can quite understand why. Just being around these magnificent animals fills me with a warmth that I don’t ever feel anywhere else. It sounds so silly but, well, there it is. I recently went to the offshore islands of North Carolina to be amongst the Shackleford horses and photograph them. Somehow they seemed to understand how they made me feel as we connected gazes. I made these images just for me but thought that they epitomized this month’s theme."

Michael was born and raised in the Boston area and still lives there…some of the time. His camera has taken him to some of the most photogenic spots on the globe and he is as likely to be found in an airport lounge as his living room. Michael’s first real photographic experience was through the lens of a Minolta SRT-101 where he learned photography as a journalist and a darkroom rat. That early work of capturing a moment influences his style today. His images have won numerous awards, are shown in galleries and hang in homes across the country. 

In the advertising world for 35 years, his work is now making images and doting on grandchildren. Michael enjoys imparting what he’s learned to others. He conducts workshops and seminars in photographic technique and has been told he can make the exposure triangle actually
understandable. He enjoys photographing with others as the creative energies are strengthened through shared experiences.

He says, “The bottom line is, I love to shoot. Whether it’s around the corner or around the world there are photographs to be made everywhere. The camera is a great introduction to the people I meet and it breaks down any language barrier almost instantly. Beautiful scenes of nature can be captured; precious moments frozen in time. We all move through our space in the world so fast that we miss some of the most miraculous moment around us. The camera slows me down. It encourages observation. And when I’m lucky, I get to be in the right place at the right time to capture that sliver of a moment through the lens. For me, photography is the never ending search for those slivers.”

www.MSCPix.com
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JUST A TASTE by Michael S. Cohen
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LAZY AFTERNOON by Michael S. Cohen
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TRODT 01 by Philipp Pusch
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Philipp Pusch says, "Central to my work is examining the transparency of feelings and, consequently going along with that, universal snapshots of an individual. Further on, my photography is marked by special attention towards the surroundings. Thus, i design geometrical shapes and create precise and detailed compositions containing a very individual kind of imagery."

Berlin based artist Philipp Pusch, was born in 1989 in a small town in the east of Germany called Frankfurt/Oder. 
After he finished his training for media design he studyied visual communication in Potsdam. The time when he started to work in conceptual contemporary photography. 
In the last years Pusch corporated with german cultural institutions, International music labels and artists. 
He works for diverse international magazines of contemporary art and fashion photography.

His main focus is on working in black and white analog photography. He published two photo books and finished his third book called „+2-1“ in 2017. 

Puschs series were exhibited in several international venues, such as in Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Sant Diego - California, Berlin and more. He was taking part in several collectives, where he was doing art direction. They were organizing and realizing photography exhibition in Europe. 
He is now working in a gallery in Berlin besides focussing on his personal work and working for magazines.
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PUBLICATION:
Groupshows
                                     
BERLIN ART WEEK, Berlin 2018                                    
KUNSTHAUS ERFURT, Erfurt 2018                                
Fake Realities - Paris Artistes 2017                                
Bastille Design Center - Paris 2017
Blind Curator - FK Kollektiv, Berlin 2017
Fake Realities - Forte Prenestino, Rom 2017
Fake Realities - Rashomon, Rom 2017
THE ARTIST IS BROKE - Blender & co, Berlin 2016
BAF photographers showcase - Postbahnhof, Berlin 2016
TRAFO WEISSWASSER - Biwaq, Weisswasser 2016
POINT&SHOOT BLACK&WHITE - Pikku XL Gallery, San Diego 2016
OFFF Festival - Barcelona 2016
THE ARTIST IS BROKE - Blender & co, Berlin 2016
TRAFO - Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Halle 2016 

Solo Shows:

HAUS D, Soundcloud, Berlin Feb - Apr 2017
HAUS D, photobook launch - St. Oberholz, Berlin Jan 2017

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Exhibition in Paris 2017
Photoseries „fertig“ - published in diverse magazine worldwide, exhibited in several venues
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www.philipp-pusch.de

@lipppusch
 
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SUPPORT by SameSource
Granny Smith apples are always there for you when you need them.
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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. 

RECENT SHOWS:
Solo Shows:

Reinterpreted, FotoFever Paris, November 2018 (Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France)
Bodyscapes: The Fine Art of SameSource, October 2017 (Pure Pleasure Gallery, Santa Cruz, California)
SameSource Works at LA Emerging Designers, October 2015 (LA Fashion Week at the Dream Factory, Los Angeles)
Objects of Ruin, November 2014 – January 2015 (Main Street Gallery, Kansas City)
Objects of Ruin, September – October 2014 (Hamilton Galleries, Santa Monica)

Group Shows:
Open Source, August – September 2018 (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles)
Electron Salon, July – August 2018 (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles)
Spectrum-Gestalt 5, June – July 2018 (BG Gallery, Santa Monica)
12” of Sin Obscura, May 2018 (Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas)
SEAF, April 2018 (Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle)
Detroit Dirty Show, February 2018 (Russell Exhibition Center, Detroit)
Round Hole, Square Peg, January – March 2018 (Long Hall Gallery, West Hollywood, California)
Grayscale Wonderland, January – February 2018 (BG Gallery at FM Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Art Show, January 2018 (Bert Green Fine Art Booth, Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Art Show, January 2018 (BG Gallery Art Booth, Los Angeles)
EMS Nude Survey 6, September – October 2017 (Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas)
What Remains, LA Photo Curator Global Photography Awards, 2nd Place for Objects of Ruin, XLII, curator Jody Miller, Summer 2017 (LAPhotoCurator.com)
12" of Sin Obscura, July 2017 (Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas)
Images 2017, June ­– July 2017 (MSA Gallery, San Raphael, California)
Word Jumble, May – June 2017 (BG Gallery, Santa Monica)
Exposed: Fine Art Nude Photography Exhibition, May 2017 (1650 Gallery, Los Angeles)
On the Street, April – May 2017 (Fathom Gallery, Los Angeles)
SEAF, April – May 2017 (Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle)
Photo Independent International Exposition of Contemporary Photography, April 2017 (The Reef, Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Festival of Photography, Lumiere Awards Honoree, Fine Art Nude Award for Adam and Eve, April 2017 (The Reef, Los Angeles)
Detroit Dirty Show, February 2017 (Russell Exhibition Center, Detroit)
YourDailyPhotograph.com Winner of Be My Valentine Contest for Apples: Footsie 2-2-2017 (Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles)

http://samesourcefineart.com/
Follow SameSource on Vero, Facebook, & Instagram.  SameSourcePhoto on Twitter. 
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HUG by Samesource
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PATH TO EDEN by SameSource
Almond Blossoms in February that extend into infinity.
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THE ESTUARY by Sam Blair
HONORABLE MENTION
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Sam Blair says, "My Polaris, the North Star that navigates me through this New Dark Age, is Awe. Enough, now, with tribalism, narcissism, and all those lies. Look!  Beauty and Awe surrounds us! The poet, W.B. Yeats said it best: “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow larger”. I seek those “magic things” that create within me that sense of Beauty, Wonder, and Awe.  

I photograph not what I see, but what I feel. Objective reality for me is just the raw material from which I try to express my emotional response. Combining the exterior world with my inner response creates a new reality, expressed in black and white with light and shadows. 

I find Awe from those magic things in Nature-our oceans and mountains and forests-and in the animals and in people of all kinds.  All of us are on this journey together, alive at the same time, on the same planet, all star shards from an ancient blast, doing the best we can. I view artists and poets as Apostles of The Awe, whose mission is to remind each other and ourselves, that darkness, like the cold, shadow side of the moon, always gives way to the warm light of the sun."

A self taught, multiple award winning photographer, currently addicted to travel and adventure, having wandered so far through over 90 countries; a recovering trial lawyer, finally in right brain mode as a passionate lover of Nature, particularly drawn to Oceans, plus almost all Homo Sapiens, and our irrepressible impulses for both good and bad; dedicated to making a wobbly world a wee better. Favorite mantra to live by, acquired in hospice volunteer training,  “It’s not about you”.
 
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LIFE IS A TIDE POOL by Sam Blair
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WHALE CALF PLAYING by Sam Blair
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THERE'S NO IMMUNITY FROM LIFE by Shāna Einhorn
HONORABLE MENTION
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Shāna Einhorn says, "These works are from my new series, Compost, where I am exploring, as well as creating, the narrative within the mother and daughter relationship. Fundamental themes of identity, fear, birth, significance, belonging and connection are revealed. The following quote has been a guiding principle:
"... human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, ... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

I am a fine art photographer from Huntington, NY. My art is not about image, it's about essence and as such I think of my work as a spiritual photography. The images explore one's connection to self, each other and the natural world, using mostly old manual cameras with black & white film and lately mobile photography. I came to photography two years after a cancer diagnosis back in 2003 when a friend loaned me a camera. 

While struggling with questions regarding despair vs. life the camera became my lifeline. It soon became apparent that photography was to become my life's endeavor as a connection to the medium quickly deepened. One can say that I used this new opportunity as a way to re-shape my world.

My intention was to connect and make good pictures; not to theorize about them – that came much later. The constraints and ramifications of living with chronic illness inform much of my art, as themes of connection and isolation permeate much of the work. Ultimately it is an inquiry about belonging and significance. My work has been in over 35 group exhibitions both juried and otherwise, and currently is in 3 private collections."

Career Highlights:

Shāna's fine art work has been exhibited across the U.S and Europe in galleries and print including The Center for Fine Art Photography, PhotoPlace Gallery, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, PH21 Gallery, Feature Shoot, The Griffin Museum, The Curated Fridge and photoludica.
Selected Group Exhibitions

The Curated Fridge – Somerville, MA August 2018

"Under The Sun" Exhibition – Ann M. Jastrab, Juror

foto foto Gallery - Huntington, NY  January 2018

13th National Photography Competition – Ann M. Jastrab, Juror

PhotoPlace Gallery – Middlebury VT  June 2017

"Honoring Trees" Exhibition – Laura Valenti, Juror

Lightbox Photographic Gallery - Astoria, Oregon June 2016

"Plastic Fantastic VII" Exhibition - Susan Burnstine, Juror

PH21 Gallery - Budapest, Hungary, June  2016

"Intimacy" Exhibition - Zsolt Bátori, Juror

The Center for Fine Art Photography - Fort Collins, CO June 2016

"Night" Exhibition - Sean Corcoran, Juror

photolucida - Lightbox Photographic Gallery Astoria, OR

& Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, May-July 2016

"The Elevated Selfie" Exhibition - Laura Valenti & Laura Moya, Jurors

Photo Independent - The International Exposition of Contemporary

Photography, Hollywood CA, April 29-May 1 2016

The Mobile Photography Show - various jurors.

AwardsHonorable Mention:

LA Photo Curator, Confronting Mortality, 2018, USA, Juror, Jane Szabo
Honorable Mention, PH21 Gallery, Intimacy, 2016, Budapest, Hungary

Published:

LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - Confronting Mortality - Juror, Jane Szabo
www.laphotocurator.com November 2018
PhotoPlace Gallery - Open Call 2018 - Douglas Beasley, Juror September 2018
Hamptons Art Hub –  "View From Home" Exhibition – Anita Rogers, Juror November 2017
https://hamptonsarthub.com/slideshow/online-exhibition-view-from-home/
Feature Shoot – featureshoot.com November 2016

"The Secrets of Nighttime"
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards The Human Relationship to Water - www.laphotocurator.com May 2017
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards 

Comic Relief - www.laphotocurator.com May 2016
LA Photo Curator: International Photography Awards The Figure In The Landscape - www.laphotocurator.com April 2016

https://shanaphotography.com/
http://instagram.com/shanaphotography
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A LITTLE RAIN MUST FALL by Shāna Einhorn
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ROOTS by Shāna Einhorn
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COTOPAXI by Thomas Ladd
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Thomas Ladd says of his series, 'Ecuadorian Paramos', "Located at high elevations in the Northern Andes, the paramo is an austere glacier-formed grassland of breathtaking beauty. It has long been the home of unnoticed indigenous communities who have grazed livestock and cultivated tubers. Here is a place that I seek solace making photographs."

Thomas Ladd is a photographer, graphic designer, and university professor who lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Career Highlights: 

Domesticity
Midwest Center for Photography
Juror: Linda Robinson, 

2018
Home
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Juror: Kevin Miller, SE Museum of Photography

2017
Photo Noir
PhotoPlace Gallery, Online Annex
Juror: Aline Smithson, Lenscratch

2016
The Royal Photographic Society
International Print Exhibition 158
Jurors: Various


www.thomasladd.com
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EL ANGEL by Thomas Ladd
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LAKE FUYA by Thomas Ladd
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LISTEN TO MY WHISPERS by Tori Gagne
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Tori Gagne says, "My personal relationship with a rescued racehorse has led me into the unique world of the horse. The horse lives in a highly intuitive world of the senses, a world we don't often access as humans. To enter the their world you must be calm,centered and free of tension.This is a place where I am fully present and free of the trappings of daily existence.Through imagery of wild horses and rescued horses, I strive to educate others about the plight of the US wild horse populations living on public lands. A living symbol of the American west, they deserve our respect and humanity.

I am grateful for the opportunity I have to honor this remarkable creature through my art.
    
I grew up with an artistic grandmother, mother and brother who all influenced my desire to  become an artist later in life after running a small business and raising a family. I have a background in garden design that very much influences my eye    my connection to nature and the outdoors. My brother built a darkroom in my home when I was a middle schooler where I spent hours as a teenager. Photography has been my life almost as long as I can remember. I also have a deep love of        
animals inherited from a dog loving family and a mother who nursed injured wild animals and birds back health when I was a small child which informs my equine photography. Animals are often the place where  I find solace."

CAREEER HIGHLIGHTS:

Solo Exhibitions

2017-2018  Lipton Fine Arts Ketchum (Sun Valley), Idaho solo show, Art of Equus: Contemporary Photographs Nov – Jan 2018

 Awards

 2018   12th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Series Winner in Nature  And Open Theme Categories and honorable mention in Fine Art Series
2018        11th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Honorable mention in 
Nature and Fine Art Categories
2017        10th Annual Pollux Awards Honorable Mention and Exhibition ‘ The World Through My Eyes.
2017        Image chosen from Moonlit Dance Series for Your Daily          Photograph    Emerging Contemporary category, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa  Monica
2017        Artsy Shark Website Permanent Featured Artist profile article
2017        Communication Arts Photography Competition Short List 
2017        Feature Shoot “Moonlit Dance III’ Selected for Print Swap Feature

PUBLICATION:

2018  Interview published by Fotoblogia Poland August
2018   Interview published by Feature Shoot June
      
www.torigagnephotography.com
Instagram @torigagnephoto
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MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION
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SEEKING SOLACE II by Tori Gagne
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LOCOMOTIVE WINDOW by Una Hayes Ingram
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Locomotive Window

‘Divinity must live within herself /Passions of rain, or moods in the falling snow‘      Wallace Stevens : Sunday Morning
                                                  
Una Hayes Ingram says, "I am in a California Zephyr sleeper cabin, traveling between San Francisco and Chicago.The train window curves at the edges and looking through it reminds me of those old leather bound photo albums, in my childhood home in Scotland, of grandparents on a cruise in the 1920’s.

Just as those photographs were not entirely clear, the view from this window is not entirely clear, the window pane marked where time, rain and snow have left a trace. I actually quite like that there is this patina over the window and sometimes I can see the face of my husband Whit emerge like a portrait in the corner that he’s nestled in.

The warm dark interior of the sleeper cabin is like being inside the center of a beautiful big camera moving effortlessly, randomly and surprisingly between close up and zoom as the six carriage train winds around rivers, climbs mountains and crosses the plains of seven states of America. It feels urgent and personal. It feels intimate, seeing the world through this locomotive lens.

The train is moving but so slowly it feels luxurious and though it vibrates it is so gentle that, as outside, nothing is disturbed. I draw in my sketchbook the shapes of snow on the tree tops, forms so generous and of such infinite variety I am in thrall. This is the only thing I draw on my whole journey. We move so quickly through space and life and don’t take time to witness. Here very still quiet scenes move slowly through me. Or rather I am moved.

The scenes outside have a black, white or sepia tone because of the snowy landscapes that cover most of the miles on this journey. We are, in one moment, 7,000 feet up at Donner Peak. The magnificent Ponderosas and Mountain Hemlocks are holding snow so deep that their branches droop - so laden it is astonishing, really. But the air so still that nothing moves and the telephone lines ( does someone talk on the line?) are wrapped a thousand kisses deep in white, entangled like the jewelry of a Prussian Princess. See where it takes me?

I take photographs of this timeless landscape, now and then so white you can only faintly see something emerging - a barn, a truck, a silo - into something recognizable, suggesting life narratives. Now and then a dot of primary color or a patch of uncovered Autumn land, a red or gold, delights as do a field of grazing brown horses or running black cattle.

I print with a feel for early photographic processes and make a little accordion book on shades of snow white paper."

Born in Scotland of Irish parents Una traveled the world in an advertising career spanning two decades before landing in Marin County California where she now lives and practices her art. Proximity to San Francisco allows her access to The San Francisco Art Institute where she attends their studio based Public Education Program. She has studied with a diversity of working artists of different disciplines over the last ten years and her work has shown locally and internationally.

www.unahayesingram.com
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LOCOMOTIVE WINDOW I by Una Hayes Ingram
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LOCOMOTIVE WINDOW III0 by Una Hayes Ingram
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BLUE APPARITION by Victory Tischler-Blue
SECOND PLACE
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Curator Jody Miller says, "Second place is "Shiloh" by Victory Tischler-Blue. A sharp, striking and emotional portrait of this lovely animal, conveying the peace it gives the viewer."

Victory Tischler-Blue says, "For the last 10 years, I’ve photographed a herd of wild Spanish Mustangs in the Nevada desert - about an hour north of the Las Vegas Strip. Over the years, I became very familiar with the herd and eventually came to “know” the individual family bands within the herd.

On any typical shoot day, I would drive in from Palm Springs, park on the side of the road and just start walking into the desert. Before I knew it, I’d be joined by a handful of Mustangs who would wander with me all day in absolute silence while I’d photograph them. It was an amazing experience to be surrounded by these quiet, gentle giants who seemed to have an abundance of natural curiosity in me, as well as a heart/soul connect with each other.

These horses will probably never understand the depth of the gift they gave me, but I remain forever grateful to them for allowing me access into their realm." 

Victory Tischler-Blue is a motion picture producer/director and fine art photographer whose dark, single-frame tableaux evokes a deep sense of melancholy, tension and cinematic drama.

"I'm always drawn to the outliers," Tischler-Blue says. "For me, photography is all about intimacy and the element of surprise. There's a magic that comes along with things not planned and staying open to that leaves a lot of space for the unscripted to manifest."

A former member of the iconic '70s all-girl rock band the Runaways, Tischler-Blue often casts outliers and those who, through their own sense of self or the judgments of others, find themselves straddling their own personal edge.

"There's always a minor chord running through my productions - whether it's a motion picture project or a still image," she says. "Everyone has a story - some are just darker than others..."

Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, Victory Tischler-Blue currently divides her time between homes in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach and Palm Springs, California.


vtb@desertstudiosLA.com
http://www.desertstudiosLA.com
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BLUE SHILOH by Victory Tischler-Blue
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UNSUFFER ME by Victory Tischler-Blue
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FJORD VIEW by Will Nourse
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Will Nourse says, " In the world today, amidst increasing nationalism, income inequality, climate change risk, solace can be hard to find.  For me, getting away from it all, whether it be on a lonely road under the stars in the Pisgah Mountains, overlooking an empty fjord in the Westfjords of Iceland or watching sunrise illuminate a mountain peak in the Alps, provides both escape and comfort.  Thinking about Deep and Cosmic Time in those environments help put human time into a bit of perspective and allow me to recharge and face the world again.

Part of the challenge and reward of photography is capturing that ephemeral moment and sharing the experience with the viewer.  In landscape and nature photography, that might be first light on a mountainside, the patterns of foam on water or the layering of clouds over a landscape, but the intent is the same as that of a portrait or even a travel snapshot: ‘this is what I saw and how I felt – experience it with me.’  Hopefully my images help provide that sense of 'solace' to the viewer."

Will Nourse is a landscape photographer known for his use of color and texture to bring his outdoor experiences to life.

He has been an avid photographer for almost twenty years, and his work reflects a lifetime of hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing and sailing, all of which have given him a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. 

His work has been featured at the Paula Estey Gallery in Newburyport, MA and the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY and a series of images were featured in the first print edition of All About Photo Magazine in June, 2018.  He has also been selected as a Featured Artist on the websites Light Space & Time, Fusion Art and Artsy Shark.

He has exhibited in juried shows at the Cambridge Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association (NAA), the Rockport Art Association, and various galleries across the country.

He currently resides in Amesbury, MA with his wife, daughter, two Wheaten Terriers and two cats.

Recent Accomplishments:

Solo/Group/Featured Exhibitions

·      Artsy Shark (artsyshark.com) – Featured Artist, August 2018 (link)

·      Fusion Art Online Gallery (fusionartps.com)– Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibition, August 2018 (link)

·      Davis Orton Gallery --‘Landscapes: Abstract, Fractured, Suggested’, Hudson, NY (Featured Portfolio) --2018

·      Cambridge Art Association at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Cambridge, MA --2018

·      Light, Space & Time Online Gallery (lightspacetime.art) Featured Artist – 2018 (link)

·      Paula Estey Gallery --‘Expeditions: From Iceland to the Gobi’ (Featured), Newburyport, MA --2018

·      Newburyport Art Association Featured Artist Solo Show: ‘Iceland: Moods and Motion’, Newburyport, MA (Solo) --2017

·      Light, Space & Time Online Gallery Featured Artist – 2017 (link)

Juried Exhibitions

2018

·      Seascapes Art Exhibition – Light, Space & Time Online Gallery (8th Place Overall/4th Place Photography, Special Merit Award) (link)

·      Our Dramatic Landscape - L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards – Michael Kirchoff, Curator (First Place) 

·      2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition – Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI

·      Archive[photo] – Manifest Gallery – Cincinnati, Ohio

·      Fourth Summer Photography Exhibition – Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport, MA (Honorable Mention)

·      Second Summer Photography Exhibition – Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport, MA (Best In Show)

·      Black & White 2018 – PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

·      Serenity - L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards – Wendi Schneider, Curator (Honorable mention) (link)

·      21st Annual Regional Juried Show – Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA

·      Lost and Found – Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

·      Abstracts Art Exhibition – Light, Space & Time Online Gallery (4th Place Overall, 2nd Place Photography) (

www.willnourse.photography 
Instagram.com/wnourse.photo
 
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