Saturday, March 21, 2009

"shoot the james" at art6 Gallery

Boulevard Bridge, Mid - River; 16x20 print

An exhibition of photographic images saluting Richmond's James River opened March 6 and runs through March 29 at art6 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. The show was coordinated by Tricia Pearsall. The exhibit includes the work of 18 photographers who provided many different views and interpretations of the James River. Above and Below are two of my three images from the show. There was a small catalog produced for the exhibit with various details of images from the amazing group of images captured along the river as it runs through the city. It was wonderful to see the different ways my fellow photographers found to photograph the river.

Lee Bridge, near North Bank, 20x16 print

Thursday, March 5, 2009

University of Richmond Museums Recent Photography

Recently, I photographed a selection of china for an exhibition titled Faces & Flowers: Painting on Lenox China. This work had some unique problems associated with getting good quality images. Several of the pieces had gold leaf surfaces and special glazing. One pictured below was particularly challenging with its' dark blue glaze and gold surface. To get the gold to show well and not over light the blue was interesting to say the least.

I have also included two other pieces from the exhibit I found interesting for the over the top decorative arts approach and the way they combine various styles from different periods.