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Junko Fukazawa’s Photo in Motion @ Rome

Laurie says:

My photo of Junko Fukazawa was in the exhibit Motion @ Rome, curated by Zsolt Bátori and Borbála Jász. I don’t have a lot of images with motion, but this photo of Junko Fukizawa from Women of Japan is one of my very best. It’s a good portrait and it works beautifully as an abstract as well.

I went to the Zoom/Live opening in Rome this morning, and the conversation about the images was excellent. There were photographers there in person and also many on Zoom.

Photography is a medium of still images; it cannot create the illusion of motion the way in which moving images such as film, video or cartoons can. The static nature of the image itself, however, has never prevented photographers from putting motion in the centre of their endeavours. Instead of freezing the moment they often strive for capturing movement and the passing of time in a variety of ways. The fragile moment might be broken by showing the sweeping power of motion. Capturing motion is never a mere given in photography because it is not a default option of the medium. Depicting or expressing motion is a welcome challenge for photographers; it is also the source of some of the most creative images in diverse photographic genres. – PH21

This exhibition will be presented in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with KromArt Gallery and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams, a renowned Italian center for photography, in collaboration with PH21 Gallery.

I really liked both of the images below and they also made me thoughtful.

Very early photography emulated painting (sometimes very successfully) and then a kind of photorealism was established. That became what fine art photography was for a long time. Now with all the possibilities of photography computer programs, fine art creative manipulations are both very available and very accepted.

I was very impressed by this photo, Flying Formations, was created by Rajan Dosai. It is his vision – not one that existed visually before he created it. I work mostly in the camera and do very little manipulation in my work, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate other forms of photographic art. He described what he did as technically simple. I think the vision he established was complex and quite stunning.

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This image of Aspen Grove Variations by Debbie McCullis was created by moving the camera, making a surreal image of floating trees. The technique fascinated me and I loved the photo.

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It’s wonderful when other people’s work gets you thinking about your own in useful ways.

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My Photograph in “Shape @ Rome”

Laurie says:

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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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