81 Bees Exhibit at KSP

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August 11—September 13, 2016
Reception: August 20th 3:00–5:00PM
KSP Gallery


Artists Statement: The 81 Bees is a collective of fine art photographers, will be having a group exhibit at Keeble and Shuchat Photography.

There is powerful inherent beauty in botanicals, encompassing flowers, ferns, cacti, and leaves. Their colors, intricate geometry, shapes, and patterns are dramatic and produce a diverse range of images. The intricacy of botanicals is further revealed when viewed closely. This group of photographs celebrates a personal vision of the splendor and uniqueness of botanicals.


Ben Cintz Exhibit at KSP


July 14—August 10, 2016
Reception: July 17th 1:00–4:00PM
KSP Gallery


Artists Statement: Ben’s favorite form of photographic expression is “street photography” which Ben describes as “recording a moment that expresses the relationship of the subject to his or her surroundings.”  The following comment made to him about a series of photographs taken in New York captures what Ben seeks to achieve with his street photos.

Broadly speaking, the images work superbly as a reflection on the human comedy of New York urban life.  I obviously don’t mean comedy in the sense of the images being primarily funny—although there are clearly humorous elements in some of them.  Instead, the photos work together as a kind of celebration of the heterogeneity of American urban life, opening a generous perspective on individual idiosyncrasy and the messy richness of life.  The photos—and your eye—strike me (within these photos at least) as agreeably upbeat, savoring life rather than dwelling on life’s tragic dimensions. (I realize that a documentary photographer, for example, could certainly find photographic traces of deeply sad and indeed tragic stories in Manhattan.  But that’s not at all what you’re up to within this group of images.)

Ben’s work also includes photos that do not fit in the genre of street photography.  The presence of geometric lines, color or shadow may alone serve as the subject of a photograph, as can be seen in some the photographs in the exhibit, which were taken in the United States, Costa Rica, France, Spain, and most recently, Israel.

L1034378Ben began taking and processing photos as a teenager.  His formal study of photography began while a student at Humboldt State University.  He has also taken photography courses and workshops through the de Young Museum Art School, the Leica Akademie, Stanford Continuing Studies, the International Center of Photography, and StreetFoto San Francisco 2016.

His photographs have been published in the Palo Alto Times and the Palo Alto Daily Post.

Ben has a part-time law practice located in Palo Alto specializing in employment law.

Ben can be reached at bcintz@gmail.com or (415) 810-4216.

David Craven’s Moments In Time Exhibit at KSP Gallery


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January 13—February 10, 2016
Reception: January 31st 2:00–5:00PM
KSP Gallery

Artist’s Statement: My current Moments In Time endeavor is being exhibited at Keeble & Shuchat with the title of “Past, Present, and the Shape of Things to Come”. I expect this period to be an inflection point in the quality of my work, having recently taken Dick Dischler’s PreVisualization workshop, and now firmly believe that equipment and craft are secondary to “learning to see”. Since the exhibited images span this transition, I invite you to see if you can identify which images came from which side of the inflection (or just come and enjoy).

I have the good fortune of being able to travel broadly, and although the quality of the image is not dependent on the uniqueness of hard-to-reach places (even for landscapes), I enjoy the freshness that comes with pursuing beauty across three of the major continents covered in this exhibition.

Primarily dealing with fine art landscape and natural forms, I have been seeking a resonance with nature nearly all my life. This artistic pursuit seems so wonderful – to go immerse oneself in scenes of amazing beauty … and return with the ability to share that with others.

—David Craven

A Retrospective of Photographs by Gordon Haddow at KSP Gallery

October 10–November 12, 2014
Reception: October 18th 1:00–4:00PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: The photographs in this exhibition are a selection from my 25 years of tinkering in this field.

I believe that a good photograph comes about as a result of the relationship between the photographer, the subject and a precise moment in time.   The created image may evoke emotions in the viewer, which can be similar or very different to that experienced by the photographer, but always with a personal sense of connection to the representation.

Many photographers can remember the first photo that touched them in some way, as well as the first photo that they made that elicited a similar sense of emotion or wonder in others.

Black and white or color, landscape or abstract, people or wildlife, I hope these photographs will do that for you.

You can see more of my on my website: http://www.haddowphoto.com

Somewhere in Nepal An Exhibit by Michael Stewart at KSP Gallery

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Somewhere in Nepal
September 10–October 7, 2014
Reception: September 20 1:00–4:00PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: The photographs in Somewhere in Nepal span five visits from 1975 to 1995, totaling well over a year, and draw from over a thousand miles of trekking.

A Palo Alto resident at 6 months of age, Michael Stewart has lived most of his life in the Bay Area. At 9 he discovered a copy of Tiger of the Snows, Tenzing Norgay’s autobiography and accounts of his ascents, including the first ascent of Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hilary. A determined traveler as a young adult, Michael had been around the world twice before ever owning a car. He’s been around once again since then. In all he spent about six years traveling mostly in the developing world.

While it was the mountains that drew him to Nepal, it was the people and the rural culture that fascinated him. With the hills largely inaccessible by road the countryside is perfect for toot travel. Off the beaten path it was customary for travelers to stay overnight with local families along the way. This immersion provides a unique window; that of a participant. He feels that his style of photography is best described by Don Hewitt’s four words, “Tell me a story.”

All of the photographs in this exhibit are from 35mm film that have been scanned and printed digitally. Some of the films have survived better than others and it is only through the control available in the digital process that some of the older ones have been restorable.

Stateside, Michael has written high performance real-time imaging software for the medical and broadcast video industries “since time began”. He currently develops highly parallelized image processing and driver software for cameras in Android mobile phones with NVIDIA Corporation.

People, Places & Wings An Exhibit by Regis McKenna at KSP Gallery

Girl at Window


Regis McKenna: People, Places & Wings
August 14–September 10, 2014
Reception: August 16 1:00–4:00PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement:  The photographs in this collection were taken in Africa, Alaska, the Amazon, Brazil, Peru, and the San Francisco the Bay Area. Although I enjoy photographing birds, I am not a serious birder. To me, birds are fascinating, diverse, colorful creatures that display distinctive characteristics and personalities. Although quick to flight, at times they seem to pose and ask to be photographed. Sometimes our interests and timing match.

Photography began as a hobby for me, and now it has become my passion. I use a variety of Nikon cameras and lenses but my favorite is the D3s along with the Nikkor 80 – 400mm and the 17-35mm Wide angle lens. Photos are printed on Hahnemuhle Glossy FineArt paper with an Epson 3880 printer.

More of my collections can be seen at: regisphotos.com.

Waterlines: An Exhibit by John C Alfano at KSP Gallery

John C Alfano: Waterlines
August 14–September 10, 2014
Reception: August 16 1:00–4:00PM
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Artist’s Statement: Lots of lines in life, no? They seem to come in pretty handy as we go about dividing reality into “this” and “that”. From the mathematical, with no thickness and infinite length, to colored lines that must not be crossed (also applies to those drawn in sand); lines in the middle of the road, lines drawn on maps, complex lines on a circuit board to simple “leading” lines in a photograph; and not as obvious, those we create in our minds and then act as if they are real…

Waterlines are interesting lines, especially for sailors; for one can say with a knowing smile, that these lines are where a sailor’s hopes and dreams meet water. From the  Tao Te Ching: “Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water. Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better; It has no equal.” Waterlines represent a tension that always gets resolved one way, sooner or later. Of course, this does nothing to dissuade us from trying to preserve those lines…

This new project represents a departure from my landscape work in terms of subject matter, but still reflects an approach I have been exploring for some time now, where I explore a given subject over a short period of time – a week, a day, or just a few hours, with some sort of limitation to make things interesting. The images that became “Waterlines” were captured in 3 trips to a single dock in Monterey, each visit lasting no more than an hour. A single walk out and back, with a fixed lens.
Link to website: www.johnalfano.com