Black and White on Hahnemühle Fine Art Papers

I have used Hahnemühle papers for many years and they are so good, it’s sometimes difficult to choose which one to use - because a paper choice should be based on the characteristics of the image being printed and the look you want to achieve.

My Central Park work is a series of black and white photographs that have a moody “punch” to them and I wanted to try a few of Hahnemühle’s offerings to see what would look best. I had a lot of great results. But the Fine Art Rag Bright White paper was really special - at least for the images I selected. This paper has a smooth feel to it without the sheen of a glossy paper. And the blacks and whites are fantastic.

The Hahnemühle website shows one of the prints with its certificate of authenticity. See it here.

Gallery 71 Anniversary Reception 9/10/19

Gallery 71, on Lexington Avenue and 71st Street that represents my work, has a special exhibition to commemorate its 25th anniversary. Alfred González, the gallery’s Owner/Director, will have his first solo exhibition at the gallery with his photographs of New York dating back to the early 1980s. They are very special, and should be viewed by all who can make it to the gallery.

The opening reception is on Tuesday, September 10th from 5pm to 8pm. I will be there and hope to see you.

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CLICK HERE FOR THE GALLERY’S WEBSITE

I ❤️ NY @ Gallery 71

Yes, that’s true, and it’s the name of the group exhibit that I am featured in at Gallery 71 in New York City.

The show runs throughout the summer. I’m honored to have my “Bow Bridge” print as the center-piece in the Gallery’s window and my “Urbanscapes” inside the gallery. If you get a chance, stop by to see great work by other artists at the gallery.

Visit the gallery’s website here to see the wonderful artwork that includes paintings, etchings, photographs and other fine art works by other artists.

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Works Gallery Show

The Works Gallery has featured my work for the past several years. This year’s solo show, featuring fine art black and white prints from Central Park, Paris, and other locations will be closing on July 8th.

Please see my images in the Central Park and Paris portfolios on this website to see what was on the walls of this beautiful gallery on the Upper East Side of New York City.

I appreciate the support and assistance provided by the gallery’s staff.

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Upcoming in 2019

I am super excited to report on several initiatives that are planned for 2019.

Exhibits:

I am scheduled to exhibit my Central Park series and other black and white images at two New York City galleries in the first half of the year. Gallery 71 has agreed to feature them in April along with my Urbanscapes, that they’ve represented for several years.

The Works Gallery will host my black and white solo show in June. Approximately 12 to 14 prints, in addition to fine art print portfolios will be available to view and purchase.

Online Galleries:

A few of my photographs are now available for acquisition through Saatchi Art, a premier online fine art gallery and new images will be featured in April. I am also in discussions with other online galleries - more to come soon on this.

Writing and Interviews:

I have been working closely with several magazines and software companies, including FujiLove and Alien Skin Software, and I am preparing to add to those activities in 2019.

A new photographer’s organization, called imageBREAK has asked to interview and feature me in an upcoming newsletter and online as their brand grows in popularity.

Article on Exposure X4 on Fujilove's Website

Readers of my October 2018 Fujilove Magazine article requested information on the workflow that I used to produce the moody black and white images of New York City’s Central Park.

I am pleased to announce that the step-by-step workflow can now be found on the Fujilove website. I am a big fan of Alien Skin’s Exposure X4 solution and I appreciated the opportunity to describe how I used it to make the images. Thanks to Fujilove for publishing it!

Click Here for the post on their website.

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Judging at the Armonk Art Show

I was pleased to be selected to judge the artwork at the well-known and very respected Armonk Art Show (#2 in the country!) in late September. The show was fantastic, with great art in a variety of categories, including photography, painting, mixed media and more.

It was difficult to select the works that garnered “first in show” as well as the first, second, third and honorable mention awards in each category, as there were so many great entries (over 180 artists were represented).

Thanks to the management of the show for allowing me to participate. It was a great experience!

Article in Fujilove Magazine

Thanks to Fujilove (https://fujilove.com/) for including my article and images of Central Park, entitled “Moody Views” in the October issue of the magazine.

Fujilove Magazine is a wonderful publication that includes articles, images and information of interest to current and prospective Fujifilm camera owners. But the magazine will inspire photographers who have other equipment as well.

The Central Park portfolio on this website shows images from my article, but I’d encourage you to subscribe to the magazine as well - it’s a small monthly charge that helps the group at Fujilove continue to provide great content each and every month.

Inspired by Rothko

I recently exhibited a series of photographs at the Works Gallery in New York City, which were inspired by Mark Rothko, an artist whose work is well-known throughout the art world. The photographs in this portfolio are composites that make use of various techniques to merge components from other images. For example, for the "White Tree" I created a background in the style of Rothko and composited it with an "inverted" tree.

Click on the button at the end of this post to see additional images from the exhibit.

White Tree

White Tree