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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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Pandemic Shadow Photo in Monochrome Exhibition at PH21 Gallery (Budapest)

Laurie says:

I love that another one of my Pandemic Shadow photos is being exhibited in Europe. The international exhibition, Monochrome, at the PH 21 Gallery in Budapest runs from June 3- June 26 2921. It’s beautifully curated by Zsolt Bátori.

Monochrome photography is usually associated with black and white images. However, in the history of photography other hues, such as sepia and cyan were also used, and today there are countless examples of monochromatic images whose photographic qualities are based on the tonal range of various other colours. While monochromacity used to be a technological limitation for a long time, today it is more of an artistic choice. Photographers may opt for working with the shades of just one colour for compositional reasons or for reasons related to the expressive content of their images, and therefore their decision is to be interpreted. Our appreciation of contemporary monochromatic images is also rooted in the knowledge that the lack of colour range is significant and meaningful, not merely a technological limitation.

I’m an artist who works mostly in black and white and uses color only very occasionally. His statement that monochrome photography is rooted in the knowledge that the lack of colour range is significant and meaningful, not merely a technological limitation is very reflective of my own aesthetic sense.

And I like the way Zsolt expands the definition of monochrome beyond “black & white, ” sepia, etc. into a much broader range that includes 21st century techniques. The exhibition is fascinating – check it out.

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