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PORTFOLIO:  WHAT, WHY, AND HOW
2024.5.23

Presented to the Baltimore Camera Club, May 23, 2024, by Zoom.  

PORTFOLIO OF JORDAN LAKE wins the Amateur Landscapes and Seascapes Category of the 21st Pollux Awards
2024.5.13

My portfolio of Jordan Lake won the Amateur Landscapes and Seascapes Category of the 21st Pollux Awards sponsored by FotoNostrum of Barcelona.  A second part of that portfolio received Honorary Mention in the same category.  The winning version is on the left; the honorable mention version is on the right.  See above.  The link to the special edition of FotoNostrum is https://www.fotonostrummag.com/21-pollux.

BOAT AT THE END OF THE DOCK and PARSON'S CREEK were nominees in International Color Awards
2024.5.9

The top image, Boat at the End of the Dock, was a Nominee in the Amateur Americana Category.  The second image, Parson's Creek, was a Nominee in the Amateur Nature Category.  Being a "Nominee" simply means that you got past the first cut and were in contention of an award but did not make it into the winner's circle.  

"SPIRITS" and "CHANGELING" from the Inner Darkness Portfolio juried into Maryland Federation of Art's online show "Portals"
2024.5.8

These two images, "Spirits" and "Changeling" were juried into the Maryland Federation of Art's online show entitled "Portals," which will run from June 14 to July 31, 2024, online.  In the show, the top image is caller "Portals" and the bottom image is called "Portals II."  A link will follow when it is available.  To see  the entire portfolio on my website, go to the Inner Darkness gallery.

GATHERING THUNDERHEAD OVER THE PRAIRIE and FRONT COMING ON will be shown in Chapel Hill
2024.4.27

Gathering Thunderhead Over the Prairie (above) and Front Coming On (below) will be shown in the Chapel Hill Camera Club's show "People, Places, and Things" at the Frame & Print Shop in Chapel Hill, NC, from May 16-July 11, 2024.

A TREE WITH A HAIRCUT--Juried into Black Box Gallery show
2024.4.21

This image was juried into a show called "Field Work:  Trees and Water" to be held at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR.  I was interested to submit some work because I liked the theme, I have always enjoyed our visits to Portland, and because my son teaches at a college in the area.  Plenty of good reasons.  The show hangs in the gallery from May 1-May 20, 2024.  The link to the gallery of the show is:  https://blackboxgallery.com/Field%20Work-Trees%20and%20Water%202024%20Gallery%20Web/index.html

PICTURE PORTFOLIO:  TELLING YOUR STORY.   Offering a course at Duke OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) in the spring session 2024
2024.3.17

"Beneath the Persimmon Tree" is written on the left edge of this old family portrait of mine.  The two young girls in the photo are my grandmother, on the left, and my great aunt.  They are a big part of my story.  I am teaching a course from May into June this year on how to put together your own portfolio.  Of course, it does not need to be a series of family images; it can be a picture essay about a place, a thing, an idea, a person....there is no limit on the subject matter.  The pictures will be complemented with a statement outlining the ways in which the pictures are important to you.  

BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE'S 2023 Single Image Contest Winners:  Foggy Road © and Moonrise on an Industrial Site ©
2024.1.11

This image, "Foggy Road," was selected as a winner in Black & White Magazine's 2023 Single Image Winners publication, Issue 165, April 2024, p. 33.

This image, "Moorise on an Industrial Site," was also selected as a winner in Black & White Magazine's 2023 Single Image Winners publication, Issue 165, April 2024, p. 205.

ONCE A SUMMER PATIO  ©  Selected for LensWork's "Light, Glorious Light" 2023, p. 185.
2023.12.13

This image was taken on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus in 2016.  So it is an oldie but goodie.  It was in the fall so leaves are on the patio and the chairs are being stacked to put away, as is the umbrella.    I submitted it in a print competition at the Baltimore Camera Club and it took first place in the Unlimited Monochrome category.

Selections from "Just Another Pretty Landscape" © portfolio in solo show at Through This Lens gallery, Durham, NC
2023.10.30

The show at Through This Lens gallery in Durham will run from October 20-November 15, 2023.  20 framed and mounted images are on the walls.

Boat at the End of the Dock, Farrington Point ©, wins Best in Show
2023.10.26

This image, taken at Jordan Lake not far from me, was judged Best in Show at Cary Photographic Artists' 16th Annual Fall Juried Show.  The show is juried on printed, matted, and framed images thereby judging the full range of the photographers' art from capture to printing to display.  The link to the gallery in which these images are found on the Cary Photographic Artists website is https://www.caryphotographicartists.org/cpa-annual-open-print-exhibit-2023


Two other images, Front Coming On © and Gathering Thunderhead Over the Prairie © were also juried into the show.  See below:

"Just Another Pretty Landscape" © selections receive Honorable Mention in the 20th Pollux Awards
2023.10.16

The above images were the portfolio submitted for the 20th Pollux Awards.  The link to the Pollux Awards website is https://julio-hirschhardy-f283.squarespace.com/20th-pollux-nonpro-documentary-reportage-to-nature.  Scroll down to Landscapes and Seascapes and the images will be there under Honorable Mentions.  

"Just Another Pretty Landscape ©" portfolio is in LensWork, #163, June 2023, pp. 38-51.
2023.5.19

On this page is a color image I selected from the portfolio.  Although the portfolio is in color and monochrome, all the images in the LensWork publication are in monochrome.  There are 16 images in the print edition, 17 in the tablet edition, and 27 in the extended computer edition.  See my Industrial Images Gallery for some of the portfolio in color.   Below that is the cover of the June issue and below that the opening image of my section in the magazine.  The link to the online preview page is https://www.lenswork.com/previewpages/lw163/lw163preview.html.

The Corner of a Building #2  ©--Nominee in International Color Awards
2023.5.10

This image, taken some years ago in North Adams, MA, was a Nominee in the International Color Awards 2023 contest.  It was in the amateur architecture category.  Being a Nominee means that an image has survived the first cut in the competition but was not an ultimate winner.  

"Photographing What You Know:  How a Psychoanalyst Became a Photographer" presented to psychoanalysts
2023.4.30

"Photographing What You Know:  How a Psychoanalyst Became a Photographer" was presented to the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies (CAPS), Group II, April 30, 2023, by Zoom.  This presentation examined what it meant to have a photographic vision focused on the inner landscape of the mind--the part of the mind where wishes, dreams, memories, and fears live.  The image above is entitled, "The Child Is the Father of the Man ©," after a poem by Wordsworth.  

Requested Image for an auction:  Moon Setting Over a Drought-Stricken Lake ©
2023.2.10

This image, which was a winner in the Landscape/Nature category as published in BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE, Issue 158, February 2023, p. 36, was requested by one of the students at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, OH, for their silent auction to help support the photography program at the school.  I was both honored and happy to make the contribution.  Hope it does well for them.  This image was #2/25 so the next one out the door will be 3/25.  


The print sold for $150 at auction.

SOLD--BLUE HOUR:  PARSON'S CREEK © 
2022.12.21

This is a revised version of an image I took some while ago on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  This version is much more satisfactory than the original.  I tended once upon a time to overamplify colors to the detriment of the image.  I sign and number all my images; this one is 1/25.  Since it has been sold, the next one to be framed and displayed will be 2/25.  The image was archivally mounted and matted with an 8-ply mat.  I used museum glass as UV protection but also because it is the clearest glass one can buy.  

A DROWNED TREE AND THE NEAR SHORE © took Second Place in the Amateur Nature Category of the 17th Annual Black & White Spider Awards International Competition
2022.11.28

This image, "A Drowned Tree and the Near Shore," took second place in the Amateur Nature Category in Black and White Spider Awards 17th Annual International Competition.  The link to the gallery is https://photoshow.thespiderawards.com/winners.php?x=a&cid=534.  The image was taken a couple of years ago at sunrise on a nearby lake.


It has been published in the 2023 Amateur Winners' Book at the following link:  

https://www.thespiderawards.com/winnersbook/2023/Amateur/index.html#page=70 

 

This image, "A Drowned Tree and the Far Shore ©," was a Nominee in the Amateur Nature Category of the Black & White Spider Awards 17th Annual International Competition.  To be a Nominee means that it was juried into the final selection round but, unlike the image above, did not receive an award.  

"MOON SETTING OVER A DROUGHT-STRICKEN LAKE ©" SELECTED AS A WINNING IMAGE IN BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE'S 2023 SINGLE IMAGE CONTEST
2022.11.19

This image, taken in the middle of the 2021-2022 winter, was selected as a winner in BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE'S 2023 single image contest.  When the image is published, a link to the gallery will be posted here.  The lake was low because of a lack of rain; it is down about 2-3 feet so the shoreline is extended into the lake's territory.  This was taken early on a winter morning.

15th Annual Print Juried Show in Cary, North Carolina
2022.10.30

The 15th Annual Printed and Framed Show of Cary Photographic Artists is currently hanging in Cary, NC, and will be up from October 25 through December 16, 2022.  Three of my images were juried into the show.  See below.  

ALONE AND UNWANTED IN PARIS, Honorable Mention, Color Category




MOON SETTING OVER A DROUGHT-STRICKEN LAKE




THE FANTASY AND THE REALITY IN VENICE

CONDOS I © JURIED INTO SHOW AT DURHAM GALLERY
2022.8.1

This image of a colorful condominium development was juried into a show of Cary Photographic Artists works to be held at the Through This Lens gallery in Durham, NC, 303 E. Chapel Hill Street, August 19-September 10, 2022.  This particular image was printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic paper which gives colors a subtly lustrous quality.  

INNER DARKNESS © PORTFOLIO IS A SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNER
2022.7.23

The eight image portfolio, "Inner Darkness," is a Spotlight Award winner in Black & White Magazine's 2022 international portfolio competition.  It will be in the October 2022 issue, Issue 155, pp. 108-111.   Unfortunately, only six of the eight images will be published because of space limitations but the entire portfolio is on this website under "Inner Darkness."  The portfolio tells the story of a woman haunted by the ghosts of an unhappy childhood and is, sadly, not an uncommon clinical finding in psychoanalytic practice.  The image below is the first in the series.  I have used the poetry from T. S. Eliot's East Coker to amplify the darkness of the psychological distress.

TWO IMAGES ON EXHIBIT AT THE CAROLINA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS EXHIBITION
2022.2.28

The image above titled, "A Stillness at Dawn:  The Far Shore ©," was taken at Jordan Lake in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.  It is on this website in the Landscapes of North Carolina Gallery.

The image above titled, "Parson's Creek ©," was taken in the Blackwater National Game Preserve on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  It is on this website in the Gallery called Maryland's Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay. 

"SUNRISE ON WHITE OAK CREEK" © JURIED INTO PHOTOPLACE GALLERY'S ONLINE GALLERY IN "THE MAGIC OF LIGHT" COMPETITION
2022.2.28

The image above, "Sunrise on White Oak Creek," was juried into the online gallery at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT, in the international the Magic of Light competition.  The exhibit will run through March 2022.  The image is also in the Landscapes of North Carolina Gallery on this website.  

TWO IMAGES FEATURED IN BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE
2021.12.17


The top image, "Hypnogogia ©" (AKA, "Portent" on this website in the Inner Darkness Gallery) was a single image winner in the Digital/Analog Manipulation Category and the second image, "The Fantasy and the Reality in Venice ©," received the People's Choice Award in the People/Places Category of BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE, Issue 151, February 2022, pp. 49 and 193, respectively.

THE ROAD TO DALSNIBBA © selected for LensWork's Our Magnificent Planet 2021
2021.11.9

The Road to Dalsnibba was taken in Norway during a bus trip to Dalsnibba Mountain, the cloud covered mountain in the distance.  I was lucky because this image was captured on the fly from a little turnout where the tourist bus stopped to let passengers have breather in the cold clear air.  It has always been one of my favorites and I have it framed and on my wall.  The book is our.  It is part of LensWork's Photography & the Creative Process series.  The image is on p. 101.

INNER DARKNESS © Series at Through This Lens Gallery
2021.10.27

My INNER DARKNESS series is a portfolio of eight images exploring inner turmoil and deterioration.  The images are all in monochrome as befits the subject matter.  They are all accompanied by a brief quote from T. S. Eliot's poem East Coker, one of his darker works.  Again, the quotes befit the subject matter.  "Portent" the image above is the fifth in the series and depicts a kind of waking nightmare.  The show at Through This Lens gallery in Durham, NC, runs from November 19, 2021-January 8, 2022.  The Artist's Statement (above) is worth reading and sets the context for the series.  



At Through This Lens gallery with the images on the wall.  I had momentarily taken off my mask for purposes of the photo.

"The Chesapeake from Matapeake" © at Fuquay-Varina Arts Center 
2021.10.27

This image will be shown in the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, Fuquay-Varina NC, November 5, 2021-January 1, 2022.  This image is from a series I did on the fishermen of the Chesapeake Bay.  This fisherman, dressed in many layers getting ready for an all night stint, is leaning against the rails of the Matapeake Fishing Pier on Kent Island in the Chesapeake Bay.  He is after Rockfish which are famous in the Bay.  The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is in the background.  

Spotlight Award in BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE
2021.10.18

BEGINNING TO END (AKA Spirits) ©

This image has done very well for itself.  Titled as "Beginning to End," is is the recipient of a Spotlight Award in BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE's current edition:  Issue 150, January 2022, p. 34.

"The Three Faces of Eve" (AKA Spirits) Juried into the Durham Art Guild's 67th Annual Juried Show.
2021.9.26

My image, "The Three Faces of Eve," (AKA "Spirits," as the first image in my Inner Darkness Series) has been juried into the Durham Art Guild's 67th Annual Juried Show, Durham, NC, October 1-November 30, 2021.  Public receptions will be on October 15 and November 19.  This image, together with my "In the Mind's Eye" and "Inner Darkness" two series was published earlier this year in FotoNostrum Magazine.  

Inner Darkness Images Hanging in FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, Spain
2021.6.26

Inner Darkness:  Spirits

Inner Darkness:  Despair

Two images, Inner Darkness:  Spirits and Inner Darkness:  Despair were invited to show in the Melancholia/Mourning Exhibit at the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona.  The images are now hung in the gallery.  The exhibit, which has an accompanying online gallery, will run from June 18, 2021, to September 18, 2021.  The link to the online gallery follows:  https://publish.exhibbit.com/gallery/270567811/atrium-gallery-38407/?v=20210625020801.  Note that the images are accompanied by what I felt to be enhancing quotes from T. S. Eliot's poem, East Coker.

Two Images Juried into Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition
2021.3.22

These two images, Madonna Road © (above) and Hilltop in Snow © (below), were juried into the Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition, April 3-24, 2021, Cumberland, MD.  The exhibit is both in-person and online.  The link is https://www.alleganyartscouncil.or

MY TWO SERIES:  "IN THE MIND'S EYE ©" AND "INNER DARKNESS ©" ARE FEATURED IN FOTONOSTRUM MAGAZINE, ISSUE NO. 13, MARCH 5, 2021.  SEE THE COVER OF THAT FOTONOSTRUM MAGAZINE ISSUE BELOW.
2021.3.13

This is the cover of the FotoNostrum Magazine that has a feature in it on my "In the Mind's Eye" and "Inner Darkness" portfolios.  Great cover, great magazine and I was beyond pleased to be in such good company. 

THE FEATURE IN FOTONOSTRUM MAGAZINE:  "IN THE MIND'S EYE ©" AND "INNER DARKNESS ©."
2021.3.6

This is the opening page of the feature on my work in FOTONOSTRUM MAGAZINE, Number 13, March 5, 2021, pp. 71-85.  I was both pleased and honored that they used all twenty-three images from my two inner landscape portfolios:  "In the Mind's Eye" (fifteen images)  and "Inner Darkness" (eight images).  I am a psychoanalyst by profession and my images are about the inner landscape of the mind; as a photographer I wanted to render what the mind can already see.  The two portfolios are available on my website in their respective galleries:  In the Mind's Eye:  A Portfolio of a Human Journey and Inner Darkness.  I hope that you will look at FotoNostrum on line and at the galleries on my website.   The link to the magazine is:  https://www.flipsnack.com/FotoNostrumMagazine/issue-no-13-en-fotonostrum-magazine.html.  That link will allow you to see the cover, table of contents, and a few pages.

To Exhibit in the FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2021.2.25

Inner Darkness:  Spirits  ©

Inner Darkness:  Despair  ©

These two images from my Inner Darkness © Portfolio have been selected for hanging in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, Spain, at a date to be announced but tentatively scheduled for April 2021.  The theme of the exhibit is "Melancholia."

Inner Darkness:  Spirits  ©
2021.2.11

This image is the lead off in my "Inner Darkness ©" portfolio.  A dark series, although planned and started well before Covid-19, reflects some of the darkness of our times.  The series is about the dark side of the mind's inner landscape in which the subject is haunted by ghosts from her past.   That haunting leads to an ambiguous but unhappy conclusion.  The message of the images is complemented by quotes from T. S. Eliot's poem "East Coker' and by selections from the "Dance of Death" medieval images from Lucerne, Switzerland.  The series will be online at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute's webpage from February through September 2021, featuring one image at a time.  The link it  https://bpsi.org/library-news-and-events-2/ 

Nominees in the 15th Annual International Black and White Spider Awards
2020.11.3

Just Another Pretty Landscape  ©, the first image below, and In the Room  ©, the second image below were nominees in the Amateur Fine Art Category.  In other words, they were selected for the competition but did not receive awards beyond that.

Just Another Pretty Landscape  ©

In the Room  ©

"SELF-REFLECTION  ©" TO HANG IN PHOTOPLACE GALLERY, MIDDLEBURY, VT, IN EXHIBIT CALLED "PORTALS: WINDOWS, MIRRORS AND DOORS"
2020.10.23

My image, "Self-Reflection," shown above is the lead-off image in my 15 image series "In the Mind's Eye" which has just been taken down from a solo show in Durham, NC.  This lead image has been juried into to PhotoPlace Gallery exhibit called, "Portals:  Windows, Mirrors, and Doors," which will run from November 26 to December 26, 2020, at the gallery in Middlebury, VT.  


The link is:  www.photoplacegallery.com/online-juried-shows/windows-mirrors-and-doors-2020/ 


 

15TH ANNUAL GALA PHOTOGRAPHY POLLUX AWARDS  
2020.9.29

Just Another Pretty Landscape  ©

Some Assembly Required  ©

"Out with the Old, In with the New  ©

The 15th Annual Gala Photography Pollux Awards have been recently decided.  The top image above was the winner of the Amateur Single Image Cityscape category.  It is titled, "Just Another Pretty Landscape  ©."  The second image was titled, "Some Assembly Required  ©," and the third, "Out with the Old. in with the New  ©."  Both the second and third images received Honorable Mention awards in the individual image, amateur, Cityscape category.  Be sure to look in the "single images."  All the images may be seen at https://www.thegalaawards.com/15th-pollux-nonpro-cell-phone-to-culture-daily-life?rq=jon%20meyer

SOLO SHOW: IN THE MIND'S EYE ©. Through This Lens Gallery, Durham, NC, SEP 18–OCT 10, 2020. A fifteen image portfolio in color.
2020.8.13

This is the lead image in the portfolio and is entitled, "Self-Reflection  ©."

The show will run from September 18th to October 10th, 2020. Covid-19 precautions apply and arrangements may be made at throughthislens@gmail.com

Just Another Pretty Landscape  ©
2020.3.3

2020 Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition

My image, Just Another Pretty Landscape (AKA Out in the Country), was juried into the national photography show in Cumberland, Maryland, from April 4 to May 2, 2020.

Just Another Pretty Landscape  ©
2020.2.17

This image was awarded third place in the Capital City Camera Club print competition on February 17,2020, in Raleigh, NC.

12th Annual National Juried Show, Cary Photographic Artists
2019.11.2

My image, Self-Reflection ©, just below, was awarded first place in the monochrome print category.  

SELF-REFLECTION ©, First Place, Monochrome.  The link to the image in the competition gallery is:   https://www.caryphotographicartists.org/cpa-open-juried-exhibition-2019?itemId=rp9vt9tgrreigj7wve5rgcarj9q65s



MIRROR, MIRROR ©




MADONNA ROAD ©



Three of my images were juried into the Annual Juried Show of the Cary Photographic Artists.  The jurors decisions are based on submitted prints that are framed and matted and not on the basis of electronically submitted JPEGs.


The first image above is "Self-Reflection," the second is "Mirror, Mirror," and the third is "Madonna Road." The show runs October 25 through December 13, 2019, at the Cary Senior Center, Cary, NC.



National Juried Monochrome Show at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, NC
2019.9.30

Two Images, The Fantasy and the Reality in Venice © (above) and The Sign Has It Right © (below) were Juried into a Black & White Show at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, NC.. The show runs from October 31 to November 30, 2019.

Madonna Road Juried into Landscapes and Seascapes Show
2019.8.1

Madonna Road was Juried into 311 Gallery Landscapes and Seascapes Show

The show at Raleigh, North Carolina's 311 Gallery will run from September 5 to September 28, 2019.  

Amateur Photographer of the Year in International Color Awards
2019.3.12

In the 2019 International Color Awards the two images above were awarded First Place in their respective categories. The first in the Fine Art Category (amateur) and the second in the Americana Category (amateur). In addition, I was named the Amateur Photographer of the Year.  The online book with the winning images will be available in May 2019. Larger versions of these images may be seen elsewhere in the website: the first in the Landscapes Gallery and the second in the Conceptual Gallery.  The 2019 Online Winners Book is now up.  Go towww.Colorawards.com and click on the 2019 Winners Book (the 2018 Book is also up).  There is an arrow for turning the pages.  Go to the table of contents and click on the page for Americana:  my image has a two page spread at the end of that section.  You can also go to the table of contents and click on the page for the Fine Art Section:  my image is the next to the last one in that section, also with a two page spread.  

Selected Images from In the Mind's Eye © Portfolio Exhibited in Boston
2019.1.17

Eight images from the In the Mind's Eye Portfolio of fifteen images are now on exhibit in the Hanns Sachs Memorial Library, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Newton Center, MA. The exhibit will run from January until June.

Single Image Contest Winners
2018.12.8

These two images are in the February 2019 (#131) issue of Black & White Magazine. They were single image contest winners in the Nude/Body and Mindscape/Surreal Categories.


Spotlight Award for Single Image Winner
2018.11.4

My image, The Sign Has It Right, was the Black & White Magazine winner of the 2018 single image contest in the CITYSCAPE/STREET category. The spotlight award which features the image and a brief bio plus a discussion of how to capture such an image appears in Black & White Magazine, Issue 130, December 2018, p. 35.

11th Annual Open Juried Photographic Exhibition
2018.10.31


Evyenia in Natural Light ©, The Sign Has It Right ©, and The Hitchhiker © were all juried into the 11th Annual Open Juried Photographic Exhibition in Cary, NC. The Sign Has It Right took second place in the show.

Alone and Unwanted in Paris now in online Winners Book Vol. 2
2018.7.26

My image, Alone and Unwanted in Paris © is now in a very cool online Winners Book, Volume 2 at www.colorawards.com.  Follow the triangles to open the book and turn the pages. When Volume 2 is opened, click on Photojournalism and then turn the pages to my image.