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Competition: Color, Monochrome, Nature (7:30 PM PDT)
Judge: TBD Refreshments: Rick Whitacre, Don Wolf & Venu Allavatam delete
Program:Larry Shapiro Title - “The History of Pictorialism in Photography” (7:30 PM PDT)
http://www.larryshapirophoto.com/content.html?page=1  Artist Statement Photography can transform clutter to order, insignificance to value, mundane to sacred. A photograph is a piece of magic; for some it can be created anywhere and anytime.  I need a quiet space where the everyday noise fades. In that silence I find my creativity. Images begin in the quiet before the camera, evolve in the mystery of the darkroom and are completed in the passion of the artist’s studio. Producing a still life requires contemplation, skill, patience. Camera settings, lighting, composition are only first steps.   In the darkroom, where the door is closed to the outside world, I become immersed in the rhythm of processing the image. Fifteen years ago, I learned about the bromoil technique. With a brush and ink I can extend my creativity past the silver image to a handmade print. With brush in hand, I give shape to my image with each stroke.  Sometimes a print needs slow and steady strokes. Other times, the image calls for staccato taps, or even the occasional pounding. I am physically creating the print. From the silence before the camera to the glow of the darkroom safelight, with the tapping of the inking brush, quiet order comes to light. Bio When I was 12, looking through a microscope fascinated me, I wanted to photograph what I was seeing and decided I needed to learn how to take pictures. It turned out photography fascinated me more than looking through the microscope. While photography was my passion, medicine became my profession. In 1979 I moved back to the Bay Area determined to become a West Coast large format landscape photographer. By attending one of the last Ansel Adams workshops in Yosemite, I met Todd Walker who was in the forefront of the renaissance of the alternative processes. He inspired me to explore these non silver techniques. I experimented in cyanotypes, brownprints, and gum but when I found bromoil and especially bromoil transfer I knew that I delete
Deadline for Entering Projected Images for August Club Competition (11:29 PM PDT)
Projected Image Entry Deadline is 11:30pm. delete


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