An Exhibit by Robert Smith Dunn–Visionist at KSP Gallery

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I=EYE=You
April 10–May 14, 2014
Reception: April 26 1:30–4:30PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: I=EYE (the artist-creator) joins the You=EYE (the viewer of art objects) to interpret art co-equally according to respective, often variant interpretations. This exhibit offers a broad spectrum of images embodying a challenge to the imagination.

 Electing bold colors, I play with cross-relationships reflected in layered, conflicting planes that portray baffling visual-events. Perplexity abounds: In the picture above, a blue ovoid nestles on a mysterious orange field. Is it an egg? You are invited to decide. The orange artifact, whatever it might mean, contrasts sharply with my photograph of a vintage kimono, an early endeavor, which contains elements appearing in later visions as joyful or sometimes foreboding leitmotifs.

Relying on life experience including travel and music for inspiration as well as computer applications for facilitation, I have watched my pictures evolve from surrealism to occasional abstract impressionism.

 This and that best summarizes the compositional diversity of my visions: coconuts, travertine tile, bluestone, crosses, an industrial vacuum connector, stylized drainage cloth, birds, angels, masks, photographs, inanimate objects encountered haphazardly–all appear in a fantasy world transcending time and reality.

 

The Evolution of a Masterpiece; Nikon Announces D4s

Nikon has taken the already impressive D4 and made it even better. Nikon has just announced the D4s, the evolution of a masterpiece.

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The update to their flagship model D4 has brought many improvements to the former top-of-the line pro camera body. The new model boasts an improved 16.2MP CMOS sensor that is paired with Nikon’s latest image processing engine, Expeed 4. This new combination offers incredible ISO sensitivity, faithful, vibrant color and subtle nuanced tones from blackest blacks to the brightest whites.

ISO performance has also been improved. Now you can shoot noise-free from ISO 100 to 25,600. To allow you to cope with the most challenging of lighting conditions, the ISO can be set to Hi 4 for an equivalent of ISO 409,600!

The Expeed 4 processor brings more speed, better image quality and low light capabilities to the D4s. The Expeed 4 has been optimized for video by surprising moiré, reducing false colors and minimizing “jaggies”.

Nikon D4 Nikon D4s
Megapixels 16.2 16.2
Sensor Type FX-format CMOS FX-format CMOS
Processor Expeed 3 Expeed 4
ISO Range
Expanded ISO Range
100-12,800
50-204,800
100-25,600
50-409,600
Frame Advance Rate 10 11
Video Frame Size
Video Frame Rate
1920 x 1080
30/25/24p
1920 x 1080
60/50/30/25/24p
ISO Auto Control for Manual Control (Video) Yes No
Wired LAN 100 Base T 1000 Base T
Card Type
# of Slots
CF (UDMA 7) & XQD
2 slot
CF (UDMA 7) & XQD
2 slots
Battery EN-EL18 EN-EL18a
Body Only Price (USD) $5999.95 $6499.95

The Nikon D4s has started shipping and product demand is high. Call the store for availability, or place a pre-order deposit to reserve your D4s.

Nikon Classes March 28 & 29 with Paul Van Allen

The ever so talented Nikon’s Paul Van Allen is coming to Keeble and Shuchat Photography and he has brought along a fantastic set of camerawork classes just for you.

Nikon and KSP have put together four very fun and educational courses, beginning with “Nikon Video for still shooters” and “Build a Better Sports Picture” on Friday, March 28 and ending with “Nikon Wireless Flash Workshop” and “Small flash, big portrait + Live shoot” on Saturday, March 29.

All of the lessons are structured in a way that will help you become more familiar with your cameras functions, and enable you with the skills to capture those precious moments.

We invite you to be a part of our exciting weekend with Paul as he teaches you his photography tips and tricks of the trade.
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Night Light Exhibition by Richard Phillips at KSP Gallery

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Night Light
February 13–March 12, 2014
Reception: February 15 1:00PM–4:00PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: For over 25 years, Menlo Park photographer Richard Phillips has been venturing out after dark to capture the nocturnal landscape. He is inspired by film noir’s use of light and shadow to convey mood.  Regarding the scenes he photographs as “movie sets,” Phillips leaves plot and actors to the viewer’s imagination.

A 1985 workshop in Seattle sparked his interest in night photography. On a field trip, photographing late in the day, he focused his lens on a neon sign — and was instantly hooked by the pure glowing colors.  For the next 15 years, he sought out neon-lit scenes, some of which are included in this exhibition.

The black and white images shown here include more recent work, further exploring the power of light and shadow.  Most of these photographs are from locations around the Bay Area.

Says Phillips “I hope that you will see how familiar and ordinary places are transformed when viewed in a different light – Night Light.”