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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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Pandemic Shadows in “–scapes” exhibition in Budapest

Laurie says:

I’m really happy that my Pandemic Shadow photos are on exhibit again in Europe. They’ve been in Barcelona, Rome and Budapest. This time they are in the exhibition –scapes, a curated international exhibition at the PH21 Gallery in Budapest. The exhibition runs from December 17, 2020 – January 9, 2021. (Photos below are in the exhibition.)
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It’s being very exciting to do the work and see the shadows and reflections as the light changes with time. I just put up a new photo in my Instagram Gallery that was shot in the very low sun light that illuminates the sidewalk near the Solstice.
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There are all sorts of natural and artificial scenes that capture the attention of photographers, compel and inspire them to pause, observe and create an image for the sake of the scene and convey a personal interpretation of what they see. These types of photographs go by a variety of names; they are called landscapes, cityscapes, streetscapes, seascapes, waterscapes, cloudscapes, or even desertscapes, treescapes, bodyscapes, and the like. Among these photographs the most successful ones go well beyond the mere recording of the visual qualities of a place as they bear the marks of the interpretive insights of the photographer. They make us contemplate a scene as meaningful and significant. For it is never challenging to merely re-present; it takes a novel conception of the scene to engage us, viewers, through the keen eyes and the creative mind of the photographer.

I’m looking forward to shadow walks in these end of light days.

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