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My Photograph in “Shape @ Rome”

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This photograph from my Pandemic Shadows project will be on exhibit in Rome in Shape @ Rome at the KromArt Gallery in Rome, in collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams and PH21 Gallery. The exhibition runs from October 15-24.

Shapes are one of the most important aspects of creative photographic compositions. Living beings and inanimate objects, including the built environment come in many forms, and photographers often rely on the creative possibilities offered by their shape. While in some cases the images of things only have a depictive function, at the other end of the spectrum abstract photography concentrates on shapes and forms for their own sake up to a point when we can no longer recognise the depicted objects themselves. Between being either insignificant or the only significant element, the shape of recognisable forms may also be the driving compositional component of an image. That is, the shape of living beings and objects may be of central importance to the composition of photographs not only in abstract photography but also in virtually all other photographic genres. These images capture our attention and stand out for their creative compositional form.

The opening on Facebook (https://fb.me/e/1QNSJNNSs) will be at 10 AM Pacific time. I’ve been at one opening as an exhibiting photographer, and one Bodyscapes as the opening speaker. The exhibition speakers for  Shape @ Rome are Luisa Briganti, photographer – Zsolt Bátori, photographer & philosopher of art – Borbála Jász, art historian & philosopher of art. I plan to be there. I’ve enjoyed the openings I’ve attended, listening to the speakers and hearing the photographers talk about their work.

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New Pandemic Shadows Photographs

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These are two of my newest Pandemic Shadows photos. Even when it’s beautiful, I always want something different as well as beautiful. These are good examples of that. And, of course they also express lockdowns, separations and all of the effects that isolate us. As I have said before, I get to make beauty in hard times. If you check out my gallery on Instagram you’ll see what I mean. It’s challenging and it’s what keeps this project fresh, and why it continues to inspire me.

A deep shadow with delicate reflections of intense suns through the leaves of trees – I saw this phenomenon for the first time in a partial eclipse and was deeply impressed (I still am). The petals are bougainvilla, what Grandma Jenny, who walked (literally) out of Russia at the turn of the century, called “bougainwilla”.
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This exquisite reflection in the shadow was prosaically reflected from a car window. It shows magic can be in anything. And some of the most subtle and delicate shadows I’ve found have been reflected off very prosaic objects.

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I don’t know where the new shadows will lead me and that’s great.

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