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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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
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.
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/
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."
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/
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 ©
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/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This image was awarded third place in the Capital City Camera Club print competition on February 17,2020, in Raleigh, NC.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.