SNAP Notes…

May’s Meeting Speaker: Jack Spencer!

Fantastic news! Our guest for the May 23rd S.N.A.P. meeting is (drum-roll) … JACK SPENCER, well known and internationally exhibited Nashville photography artist.

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Nashville Scene had this to say about him: “A prolific fine art photographer who’s had over 80 solo shows and exhibited in just about every major American city, Spencer creates images both stark and lush, though nearly all share a haunting mysticism, a sense that each moment holds secrets far beyond what our narrow minds typically perceive.” Continue reading

October Notes…

Next Meeting:

Due to Emily Passino’s efforts, SNAP now has a meeting place while Dury’s moves to their new home. For our upcoming October 25 meeting (and November 22, if we need it), we will meet here:
Belmont United Methodist Church
2007 Acklen Avenue / PO Box 120098
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Emily says: They are giving us Room #25. Best entrance is across from the community center on the side. Could be parking available in the back lot next to the side entrance… look for the signage for directions to Room #25 (Thanks to Jo for the design and printing).

The Topic for the meeting will be: “Slow Shutter”

An important tool for creative photography is the use of the “slow shutter”. Extending exposure time results in a variety of visual effects and the ability to shoot in otherwise difficult situations. To help us explore this corner of our craft, we will be hearing from S.N.A.P. veterans, (and recognized Fine Art Photographers) Denny Adcock and Stanton Tubb. They will discuss technical concerns and techniques and show how they are resolved in their own work.
If you have any “slow shutter” work you would like to show / discuss, this is a good meeting to bring it along. Or, if you have any questions or ideas in this area, Denny and Stanton will be glad to respond during their presentation.

 

Dury’s New Location:

Dury’s will open October 24 at their new location, 1027 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217.

 

Provence Exhibit:

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Update from Emily about the next Provence exhibit…

Details are still being worked out to accommodate both the juror and Provence. But with time ticking by we wanted you all to know that it’s likely to be a very short time-frame mainly so we can take advantage of Christmas in the village. So! Start deciding now which 4 gorgeous shots you’d like to submit that respond to the theme, “photos inspired by art.”

Don’t over think this one! It could be a painterly shot or a shot reminiscent of a particular artistic style or period, or a shot composed in along the lines of classic principles, or…. maybe artists at work, or museum goers, or your version of abstract or geometric works. As we’ve been reminded, visual art shares so many perspectives, regardless of the medium. This exercise should make for good conversation too as we explore what each other is thinking as we make our selections and then see how a museum director views it all. Plus , during holidays, what we produce may find not just an appreciative audience but some people who might actually purchase things!
Hopefully we’ll get this all squared away soon. Look for official call by next week. But start thinking now, because we won’t have a lot of time to pull it off.

 

Local Exhibits:

Not much to announce by way of photography exhibits or events this month. The “Tranquility” exhibit continues at Chromatics until January 12. If you have not seen the show, check it out as it includes a number of S.N.A.P. member’s work.

The Tinney Contemporary continues it’s exhibition of David Yarrow’s Wild Encounters through October 29.

“His unusual angles are the result of hours of research and elaborate planning, as well as countless trials and errors in the field. For Yarrow, photography is about active nature rather than passive observation, often creating a feeling of being sometimes unsettlingly close to the animal. African elephants tower, lions stare into the camera, tigers look up from the water, and rhinoceroses charge straight at the camera.”

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Call for Entries:

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Southern Landscapes
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
Deadline for Entries: November 1, 2016
Notification of Acceptance Date: December 15, 2016

Exhibition:
Brickworks Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
March 1 – 31, 2017
Artist’s Reception: March 11, 2017
Theme: Landscapes can refer to design, ecology, and culture. Southern landscapes depict the physical elements of the American South (hills, water, architecture, light …) as well as the cultural aspects.

More info: SouthxSoutheast Photo Exhibitions

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Black & White magazine
Looking Back Looking Forward 2017

Vintage/Smartphone/Alternative Printing & Processes/Pinhole/Plastic Camera

Deadline for postmark: October 31, 2016 Enter your best images into our latest contest.

Click for more info.

 

September SNAP Notes…

Next Meeting, New Location!

Due to Emily Passino’s efforts, SNAP now has a meeting place while Dury’s moves to their new home.

For September 27 and October 25 (and November 22, if we need it), we will meet here:

Room 124 Belmont United Methodist Church 2007 Acklen Avenue / PO Box 120098 Nashville, Tennessee 37212 

Emily says:  Best entrance is across from the community center on the side. Could be parking available in the back lot next to the side entrance. Certainly for this first meeting we’ll need some volunteers to arrive early and post signs and/or direct people to the meeting room and get it all set up. And Jo Fields has offered to make directional signs and to contribute the voluntary fee…Thank you Jo.

Our meeting this month will again be the popular ‘group critique’ in which we each bring 3-4 prints of projects on which we are currently working. After time for general viewing, we will briefly discuss our project and open it up for Q&A (critique) from the members. Depending on how many decide to participate, each person will have 10-15 minutes (?) So gather up your prints (don’t need to be mounted) and brush up on the Artists Statement (doesn’t need to be formal) about your project.

It would be useful if you would let me, Tom Keller, know that you are planning to participate, but if you decide to at the last minute, that’s OK too.

Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery – Tranquility Show…

At least a dozen S.N.A.P. members are in this exhibit. Please show your support.

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Steve McCurry Exhibit at Baldwin Photographic Gallery – MTSU

BALDWIN PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY – MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY August 29th through October 20th, 2016

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“Steve McCurry” Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. McCurry has created unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries. His body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike. His work celebrates the human element, his most noted work the image of the Afghan Girl.

The gallery is located in the Bragg Media and Entertainment building on MTSU campus and is open from 8:30am – 4:30pm. (Thanks to Bill Lund for researching this information)

 

Nashville Community Darkroom…

The NCD is twin-lens-blackwhite1making available one premium full time artist membership. The premium membership benefits include exclusive use of our 575+ square foot warehouse space, which can be used as a private photo or art studio. The space includes separate rear access, a (not luxurious, but functional) bathroom, electricity, and wat
er. It is not heated or cooled, but temperature remains relatively comfortable throughout the year.

Monthly membership dues also include  Full access to our darkroom facilities  Discounts on classes  Discounts on paper and film at Dury’s Photography. Existing members can upgrade to this tier at a discounted rate. A shared membership at this level may be considered.

For more info, contact us at nashvillecommunitydarkroom@gmail.com.

 

Fashion Photography Workshop…

David Morel sent information about a Fashion Workshop: I had one of the people leading an upcoming fashion workshop at Westlight Studios offering a discount to members of a different photo group I belong to. I know nothing about the people running the workshop, so I am not endorsing, just sharing. The discount code is: 100NSV_DM

Here is a link to the workshop registration: http://jodijonesstudio.com/nashville