We had the pleasure of welcoming our juror, Katie Mitchell, to discuss the SBC “Portals and Passageways” exhibit with us for our May meeting.
Second Harvest –
- We have 2 volunteers to photograph operations; dates available through June at this point
- Be mindful of background of participants
- Tamra working on options for the gallery; Wendy Whittemore has possible partnership with a printer; stay tuned for more details!
Next month’s meeting
- Pechakucha – several SNAP members will be sharing ~12 of their images in a “show and tell” format.
- Meeting on Thursday to discuss
- David DuChemin – Within the Frame
Preston Hotel / JCC
- Determine approach to fall show – working with Preston to determine timing
- Theme for Preston – the Truth of the South – places/people/things beyond the cliché
- Juror – John Trundle from MTSU
- JCC Show should be in October
- For general details about plans for these two shows see https://snapnashville.org/events-and-exhibits/
MOMA is offering free classes
- Kym is doing ‘history of photography’
- Show is on web page – home page https://snapnashville.org
- Sai is posting on Instagram / Facebook every 2-3 days.
- Thanks to Katie for her selections and thoughtful approach to critiques.
Notes from Katie’s discussion: (See https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ckbvuejn7dy2gvy/AAD78_cShBhH8CrXSz9CQIMga?dl=0 for her presentation and discussion with the group)
- Portals and Passageways
- 175 submissions – 32 selected
- Stanley Kubrick/2001 Space Oddessy
- Gregory Crewdson/Twilight
- Richard Serra – sculptor – The matter of time
- Bill Lindsley, Iceland – great composition and color and textural elements
- Al Wood – great leading lines and interconnectedness of trees – Wormslow state historic site
- Denny Adcock, Up! – interesting perspective textures and light. old historic smelting location
- Durwood Edwards, Commanderie, Knights Templar – monastic feel/composition strong, light is delicate, square stone draws interest, contemporary/yet nostalgic
- Durwood Edwards, Tennessee State Capitol – texture/light/perspective
- Emily Helms, Summer Cottage – beautiful color! Interesting composition
- Emily Passino, Evening fog – softness/atmosphere transition to harder, luscious contrast of wooden walkway – Maine
- Gerald Figal, Abduction – very striking use of lighting, sense of memory/blurred lines assist in the narrative, geometry assists to stabilize image. Montana tunnel – taken with an older digital camera
- Janis Tomanek, Rise up – Fibonacci spiral – well balanced, geometric
- Jo Fields, Façade – linear elements, Secret Garden reference, nostalgia, storybook.
- Kay Ramming, Beyond the Doors – Playing with interpretation of light and personality of the reflection. Painterly quality. Glass doors going into the mansion at Cheekwood. Texture of tiles is painterly.
- Kay Ramming, School’s Closed – perspective and nostalgia. Monotony/drudgery of daily. Good use of light, leading lines. Saint Cecelia locker hallway.
- Kimberly Manson, All Aboard – well-balanced and well-composed, good use of color. Nashville Star
- Kimberly Manson, Beyond the Shadows – great interplay of light/shadow, great use of linear elements, Scott Kelby Photowalk, Nolensville, TN.
- Kimberly Manson, New life – figurative representation – baptism, beautiful composition, texture/light
- Kymberly Petty-Emrich, Before the Smoke – Steam-punk – liked closed off feel. Great geometry, good color palette. Holocaust memorial
- Leslie Gill, Socks – Color – fun use of color and composition, Havana, Cuba – as part of photo workshop – use of balconies as clothes dryer.
- Michel Claire Bayer, Ocean Door – perspective linear, good subtleties, appreciated restraint, texture of soft ocean with hard edges of columns. Inviting image.
- Michel Claire Bayer, Point Reyes – good use of leading lines, fading gradient of fog, good composition.
- Mike Gannon, Into the Light – painterly esthetic. Figures in the shadows walking into the light. Contemporary. Google clip – what does the dog do during the day
- Monte Arnold, Heads Bowed – reverence and personality of sunflowers. Sacred space, emphasis on the vertical, inviting. Provence – almost monochromatic, passage from life to death.
- Monte Arnold, Reverent Reflections – color behind vantage point, skewed perspective. Taken at Rodney MS.
- Renee Lowery, Crosses – layered image – galaxy – beautiful illumination. The crosses and fence, depth. Reduction of color is successful.
- Sandy Burr, Leaving – reminiscent of Dorothea Lange depression images, the curtain activates the space – adds life and breath to image. Mississippi Delta
- Sandy Burr, The Approach – perspective of the two doors, variety of texture and value, Historic Hotel in Columbia used in civil war.
- Sandy Burr, The Way to Salvation – balance of geometric and organic. Vine and wire are linear aspects. Spots of illumination. Rodney MS
- Sharon Brown Christopher, Beyond the Veil – painterly, soft image. Transition between warm and cool – very luminous almost iridescent. Threshold – invitation to liminal space between no longer to not yet. Drawn into the future that is unclear and beckoning.
- Susan Hay, Door is Open – nostalgia / blurring of definition of door and door frame. Door handle is the key element / memories of grandmother
- Susan Hay, Unfiltered light – square frame matches the composition of the image. Textures
- Susan WN Ruach, Doorway to ?? – composition, color, geometric. Taken at a friend’s condo.
- Tamra Stallings, Driftwood – Rorschach – curves, color change in center. Savannah GA
- Tamra Stallings, Time – layered image – double exposure