Confessions of a Film Photographer!

November 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Time has flown. Getting ready for shows and exhibitions is time consuming and since my last post has taken precedence over anything else in my life! Time to clean off the framing table, tidy the darkroom and locate that photography magazine I was reading 6 weeks ago.  At the moment, my exhibit, "The Big Picture" is in its final week at the Tremont Gallery in Collingwood. I have several other works at the Andrea Rinaldo Gallery and the Press Gallery Christmas show.  And half a dozen photographs are in a group show with the Grey County Artists in Flesherton. Phew! Perhaps I did too much????

All the work at "The Big Picture" exhibit is from my large format cameras, from 4x5" film, 4 x 10 " and 8 x 10". Images are from the past 6 years, mostly local but some from across Canada and an charming village in France.  The detail and clarity are amazing. My most favourite, "Fragile Balance" which was enlarged to 16 x 20 has sold and I will miss it. You can see the image on a previous post where I included the poster for the show.  On top of  loving the fine detail of the snow and twigs,  this image gives me a great sense of peace and brings back with great clarity, memories of the day I photographed near Kolapore.

"Challenged to the extreme" is an understatement about my deciding to enter work in the "Tall and Skinny" show at the Andrea Rinaldo Design Gallery. My photographs are NEVER in the proportion of 1:3!  You have no idea how much this weighed on my mind...what to do, what would work, how to print this???  As often happens, the answer comes after a good night's sleep! I love the image which is printed on canvas. It looks like a black and white painting of the castle walls in Carcassonne, France (one of my favourite places ever).  

Now for my biggest confession....it is from a black and white digital image. OMG, did I just say that out loud?  When you see it, you will understand why. Shooting from high in one of the towers,  I simply could never have captured this with my large format cameras.  See all the reasons why, in my next post. Until then, thanks for joining me!

 


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