It's hard to believe 2018 is nearly over already! It's certainly been a busy one. With so much going on I had to be a selective in the exhibitions I submitted to this year, but I still managed to exhibit 13 images in 6 galleries across 3 US States!
A highlight of the year was my vacation to Japan in the spring, and I've used some of my photos from that trip to create my 2019 calendar. As you may know, my annual calendar has become something of a tradition over the years. I usually pick a theme that is somewhat abstract so it should be no surprise that Impressions of Japan is not a simple travel calendar - each image reflects an aspect of Japanese culture as I experienced it. These are now available to everyone via Magcloud for the ridiculously low price of just $10. Click below if you'd like to check it out.
My final exhibition of the year is "Surreal" which opens on December 20th ( and runs through January 27, 2019) at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont. My image "Breath of God" was selected by the juror/curator of this exhibition, photographer Ralph Hassenpflug. This picture (it's natural - no trickery!) was taken while on a visit to Prague last year. I noticed this strange effect (caused by the wind creating a low pressure outside the building, I think) as I walked past, so I hung out and waited for it to happen again ...and waited ...and waited. With much patience I eventually got lucky -- the wind blew again and I got the shot!
Breath of God
Other exhibitions I participated in this year are shown below and in many cases exhibition catalogs are available from the respective galleries. In addition, the Bay Area Photographers Collective (BAPC) - a community of about 25 local photographers here in the San Francisco Bay Area - of which I am one - has published its 2018 yearbook including several of my images. (available from Blurb):
Do check out the calendar and catalogs (you can browse online - no need to buy!)
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season! Here's to a creative 2019!
|Summary of the exhibitions I participated in this year:|
February-March: A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas "Chair"
"Clean Area", "A Disreputable Past"
June-July: Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont "Personal Perspective"
July-August: Cordon-Potts Gallery, San Francisco CA "Tipping Point"
September-October: Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, California "Of Dreams and Reality"
December-January: Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont "Surreal"
Breath Of God