Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another Opening, Another Show, I

Washington Depot, CT

An opening at the Project Room of the Washington Art Association. Fascinating work by artist André Lucien.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Portrait of the Artist

Roxbury, CT

Painter Carol Brightman Johnson at the opening of her show at the Minor Library this afternoon.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pictures of a Moment, II

Lakeville, CT

Another from the Tremaine Gallery. Again the exhibiting photographer is Anne Day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pictures of a Moment

Lakeville, CT

A show at the Tremaine Gallery of The Hotchkiss School. The photographs are by Anne Day, made in South Africa, 1990, at the time of Nelson Mandela's release after 27 years of imprisonment.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blog Notes, WPII: on sabbatical

WPII will be taking a break for a while. The New England winter has finally caught up to my ability to find subjects for Pictures in Public. Since I don't have any indoor location projects going at the moment, we'll let WPII rest until the weather breaks.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Opening Reception

Washington Depot, CT

Another shot from an art association opening Saturday. With grab shots like these, editing takes on an even more important role than usual. To a certain extent, there's more conscious thought in the editing stage, deciding which pictures "work," than while shooting, where it's just observation and reaction.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Washington Depot, CT

Never have the main subject of your picture look straight into the camera. Unless it's a "portrait."

Never cut off people's body parts in your pictures, and don't leave extra empty space on the other side of the picture.

Always make sure the color balance in all parts of the picture is perfectly reconciled.

Those are rules. A good picture is something else. I like this picture. I don't like it because it breaks those rules, and likely many more. I like it because it works, and I don't pay any attention to rules when I make pictures.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Art Show Opening, V

Washington, CT

Chris and Jack, who curated/installed the exhibit.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Art Show Opening, I

Washington, Connecticut

They don't call it The Stairwell Gallery for nothing.