The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.

~Henri Cartier Bresson

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Image Gazer Productions

There is a new business opening here in Ellsworth, Image Gazer Productions. (They have a Facebook page, search them out and join their fanbase!) Image Gazer is the brainchild of one Robin Farrin. Robin is a long time local Photographer here in the area. She also has a penchant for dealing with the young artisans here in Hancock County. Image Gazer Productions is a combination of individuals using various visual media working ideas off each other. Last night we had a meeting there for a hopeful reformation of a long standing Photo Club here in Ellsworth. Lots of familiar faces showed up along with many new ones. The meeting itself was great, the sharing of experiences, ideas, and visions we all had about Photography. Integrated into the group was the aspect of videography and how it gels with still photography. Two young artists present showed what the area has to offer in the future reference their respective fields. Dylan Howard displayed stills from videos he had produced and Colin Lowry shared some analog B&W prints. Dylan’s stills were super, and after going online and viewing his videos I can only say “great work!” The stills did not do justice to the video productions, a great imaginative mind was behind all. On the other end of the spectrum, Colin shared some fiber based silver prints of an abandoned homestead he visited a number of times. For those of us still with our toes dug into the analog beachhead it was very inspiring. The prints showed craftsmanship one usually encounters when viewing work of photographers with decades of work behind them. Seeing the work of these two young artists ignited a spark in myself I have not felt in years and gives me hope that with ‘newbies” such as they in our area..we are in for a great future! In a nutshell, the meeting itself was super; the interaction with fellow artists afterward was, as the ad says; “priceless”.


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Robin said...

Wow Dick, I can't believe it took me so long to discover this. You are not only a great photographer but you have a way with words as well. Keep up this great blog, I must take the time to check it out more often.