June 12–July 9, 2014 Reception: June 21 12:00–4:00PM Screening of John Wimberley’s Film at 2:00pm Keeble & Shuchat Gallery
Artist’s Statement: My photography reflects my painting major with classic composition and tonal range. My vision seeks to find the magic of the artist and the joy of seeing for the first time. One can observe influences of Ansel Adams & Ruth Bernhard, but there is also an appreciation for film making which I have always considered to be the advanced course of photography.
My journey has always been after the creative process that finds its secrets revealed in my films. So lucky was I to have been asked to teach photography back in 1969. Today I only want to be giving back to this remarkable art form that has changed the world. With Gratitude & Appreciation.
Limited space is still available for this unique experience. Sign up by clicking here to reserve your spot for this afternoon of fun. —Editor
The Bay area is teeming with great opportunities to see and photograph fine automobiles. Whether your subject is race cars in their element, classics resting on freshly cut rye, or customs in a show hall, the underlying challenges are similar. What equipment do you need, how do you deal with mixed (and changing) light, and how do you find interesting viewpoints that distinguish the visually interesting elements of the car from a distracting background? Join Dave Henry, Bill Graham, and Jim Rose to learn what you need to make images that you will want to show off.
We will begin with a short presentation from Dave covering equipment and technique. Dave will then brief you on what to expect at the various shooting stations. Once participants are oriented we will quickly move to shooting stations and get to work making images. The instructors will be available to the participants to answer technical questions, make creative suggestions, and offer immediate coaching. In addition to the cars, Dave will set up small product workstations (our set is also a working winery) so that you can experiement with RF wireless flash and tilt-shift lenses.
Once you capture a great image make sure to see your Canon rep, John Bell, and share a copy with him. Each participant’s best image will be entered in a Canon sponsored contest and contest entries will be published in a future edition of Victory Lane magazine.
The workshop enjoys full sponsorship from Canon and participants will have access to a wide variety of equipment from Canon Professional Services (a perk normally reserved for accredited media photographers).
Your class admission price includes lunch at the conclusion of the class. (wine is not included).
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.
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.”
January 9–February 12, 2014 Reception: January 18 2:00—5:00PM Keeble & Shuchat Gallery
Artist’s Statement: The photographs selected by Nasrollah Akhavi for the Keeble & Shuchat Gallery represent a combination of images from his native homeland Iran, travels to other countries and his home in California.
His love for traveling and inquisitive spirit allows him the ability to educate himself about others, their culture and the environment in which they live. He also has a profound passion for photographing nature in its natural and untouched state which is exemplified in his work. He finds studio photography a different type of artistic freedom which allows him to experiment with his own lighting techniques to create an image he envisioned.
The photographs in this exhibit were taken with various camera formats, film and digital, and were printed digitally.
Finding Beauty in the Beast December 12, 2013–January 8, 2014 Keeble & Shuchat Gallery
Artist’s Statement: From the graceful contours of wings in mid-flight to the splendid mosaic of scaled skin, photographer Michael Kern reveals elements of art brought to life. What began as a childhood fascination with reptiles and amphibians has evolved into a worldwide renowned collection of nature photography and a commitment to conservation.
Michael’s vivid images have captivated readers of many prominent nature magazines, calendars, and journals. His images have also been utilized and are on display at several of the leading museums around the globe including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the British Museum of Natural History.
Michael has been photographing exotic and endangered animals of all kinds for more than a decade. Working with conservation organizations, breeders, zoos, and in the field, his work has been published in numerous books, magazines, and calendars bringing attention and support to these endangered species.
Artist’s Statement: This is a ShootAir group photography exhibition. Most members of this group are of Japanese background and live in the Bay Area. We hold quarterly workshops, inviting San Francisco-based Japanese photographer Hiroyo Kaneko as the group’s instructor.
“You, Me, In-between” exhibits color and black-and-white photographs from various members of the group. The photographic content varies from landscapes to snapshots. “You” represents a viewer’s face, while “me” represents a photographer, through photos of objects “in between.” A photographer (“me”) faces the photographic subject, attempting to capture “something” between them in a photo. On the other side, a viewer (“you”) faces the photographer, trying to find or understand the “something” in the photo that the photographer has captured. “You” and “me” are thus connected through the photos of the “some things” “in between.”
From the Beginning: 20 Years of Digital Photography September 21–October 19, 2013 Keeble & Shuchat Learning Center Gallery
Stephen Johnson is internationally recognized as a “digital photography pioneer” with a unique artistic vision often referred to as a “new realism.” His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Life Magazine, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and ABC Discovery News, among many others. His books include At Mono Lake, the award-winning and critically acclaimed The Great Central Valley: California’s Heartland, Making a Digital Book and Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography. Johnson’s photographs have been exhibited, published and collected in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Japan.
In 1994 he embarked on With A New Eye, the ground breaking all digital photographic look at American National Parks. Steve was recognized by Apple Computer in 1997 with a ColorSync Profiling Excellence Award. In 1999, Folio Magazine declared the publication of Johnson’s digital photographs in Life Magazine to be one of the Top 15 Critical Events in magazine publishing in the twentieth century. In 2003 he was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Canon named Steve as one of their Explorers of Light in 2006 and sponsors speaking engagements with him around the country. In 2007 X-Rite named Stephen as a founding member of their exclusive Coloratti group of photographers and educators honored for their skills in color management.
Steve’s consulting experience in digital photography puts him in the singular position of photographing with a camera he had deep influence on, editing with software he played real roles in expanding and customizing, printing on printers he helped design, on paper he did design. His has been a truly remarkable career journey, pioneering a level of involvement in the development of the tools of his trade that may be unprecedented.
Stephen is well-known for his passionate lectures and deep love for the traditions of fine photography. His photography Studios, Galleries and Education Center are located in Pacifica, California. Steve offers hands-on workshops in his studio, throughout the US and internationally.