Juried by: Douglas Beasley
Reception: Saturday, Feb 18TH 6-8pm
Open by Appointment February 18TH, - March 4TH, 2023
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Like the subject itself, ‘Landscape’ is such a broad category of photography that it can encompass so much. Within that broadness there is a freedom for new outlooks and interpretations of what can often be a tired theme. I look for photographs that have a sense of mystery, a deeper meaning or layers of meaning. The composition must be strong and purposeful, not haphazard. The intention or ‘voice’ of the photographer should come through. I look for a strong point of view rather than a ‘me too-I can shoot like that too’ visual attitude. I would rather see photos with a fresh perspective or an authentic voice than the same tired subjects redone. I would rather the photographer look deeper within his or herself and photograph from an authentic place of connection to the subject rather than copying past photo contest winners-which is a little like coloring inside the lines when you were a kid because you knew you might get praise. I would rather see a photograph that colors outside the lines or erases lines altogether.
Technical proficiency is good, but only as it serves the photograph’s purpose. Sloppy or shoddy craftsmanship can get in the way of an image’s intent yet technique should always serve the photographers vision not be the vision itself. It should play a supporting role and then get out of the way. Ansel Adams said it perfectly, “There is nothing worse than a sharp photograph of a fuzzy concept.”
A compelling image may ask more questions than it answers. To me the best photographs show me not only what the photographer saw but what they felt. This is much harder to do but well worth finding…