is up at Fromagerie-Sophie, a unique French cheese shop in down San Luis Obispo. we had a real nice opening reception last Friday night and I sold 3 pieces already. It’s funny how exhibits go, for the whole month of July I had photos up at the Photo Shop in SLO but no sales; yes, it’s true, photographers typically don’t buy photos so my expectations for sales was low but I was really happy to be able to show my work in a photography store where other photographers could see my work.
An interesting piece which appeared in the New Yorker about going mobile with a camera. here’s an excerpt . . . “. . . One of the great joys of that walk was the ability to immediately share with family and friends the images as they were captured in the mountains: the golden, early-morning light as it filtered through the cedar forest; a sudden valley vista after a long, upward climb. Each time, I pulled out my iPhone, not the GX1, then shot, edited, and broadcasted the photo within minutes.”
This is a very good video about the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. His style of “street photography” using small format cameras still influences photojournalists to this day.
There is an outstanding exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art going on now.
It’s the See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection.
Los Angeles residents Marjorie and Leonard Vernon began to collect photography in 1975, eventually building a collection of some 3,600 photographs spanning the entire history of the medium. In 2008 LACMA acquired the complete collection, making it possible for the museum to represent photography’s full range and its centrality in modern visual culture.
There is something about wandering around sand dunes that is mesmerizing. The shapes and shadows, highlights and valleys seem to change with every different angle of viewing. I highly suggest everyone find a location where you can walk into the dunes and especially during the last two hours of the day! I shot this one and used a little cropping and contrasting to bring out the drama. I really like the way the shadowed ridges rise from the lower left to the upper right of the image . . . .