Meeting notes, August 19, 2010
by Danny N. Schweers
Brandywine Photo Collective monthly meeting at Karen McMillan's home in the Brandywine Valley, at the top of a steep hill.
Who was there: Emily Fero, Beth Harpham, Peter B. Kaplan, Erik Kissa, Jim Lawson, Lynn Maniscalco, Karen McMillan, Harold Ross, Danny Schweers, Carson Zullinger, and many cats. (Photo by author of cat stairway.)
Kathy Buckalew and Mickey Freed have been selected as two of the 16 artists, musicians, and writers to receive individual artist fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Kathy's work will be exhibited June 3-24, 2011 and Mickey's will be exhibited August 5-26, 2011. at the Mezzanine Gallery, Carvel State Office Building, 2nd floor, at the corner of 9th and French Streets, in Wilmington, DE.
Who showed work
- Carson Zullinger: two deconstructed photos of nudes in which he cuts the bodies along concentric edges, each piece progressively smaller starting with the outside edge, and then recombines the pieces off center and overlapping. Carson also told about his recent work using a very old Polaroid camera and old film.
- Beth Harpham: 3x5 cell phone images printed on 8.5x11 paper. Surprising detail, and pleasant color palatte.
- Jim Lawson: color landscape of very yellow-green backlit trees against a brown rock background near Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes of New York state. Also a black and white landscape of a corn field and distant hills.
- Danny Schweers: three landscape prints, plus one of Times Square in New York City.
- Harold Ross: the results of his "Painting With Light" workshop up in Lubec, Maine -- photos by him, Kathy Buckalew, Mickey Freed, Jane Koster, and others.
- Peter B. Kaplan: Fresh photos (shot 3 days earlier) of blasting at Ground Zero in New York City, plus older photos of fireworks and explosions.
- Emily Fero: Image of a room with furniture from ground level, plus several close up abstract photos of liquid in a stainless-steel pot.
Soft-Light Blending Mode Technique as described by Joe Del Tufo and Harold Ross.
Harold says: "The beauty of this technique is that you can adjust the luminosity of various parts of the image by using the B&W adjustment layer controls! It also gives a nice desaturation, but maintains richness." Read more...
Thursday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. at Bill Lindsay's home. For directions and to let Bill know you are coming, please call 302-995-1987.
Upcoming Collaborative Shoots and Meetups
- Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980 at the Princeton University Art Museum. Click here to read Joerg Colberg's glowing review.
- Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in November (snow geese by the thousands)
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Details on Home page as they are available. Contact Joe Del Tufo if you would like to be included.
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