Friday, December 23, 2016

The mirror in the memory

From the series, Transitional landscapes
Holga 120N, Kodak Tri-X
[16-036-004-5]

Monday, December 19, 2016

Solid ground

Holga 120N, Kodak Tri-X
[16-037-002]

Friday, December 16, 2016

A vortex in the path


Holga 120N, Kodak Tri-X
[16-036-009]

Saturday, December 10, 2016

I have found you

Holga 120N, Kodak Tri-X
[16-037-001]

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Open exhibition in F-Stop Magazine

I'm honored and delighted that four of my photographs are included in the Open Exhibition in the December-January issue of F-Stop Magazine, now online.


The issue includes three photographs from the series, Where you are, along with "Reaching for the light," which I used as the cover image of my new tree calendar.

The group exhibition has a diverse range of beautiful, thought-provoking imagery by artists from around the world.  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

New calendar and note cards

A new calendar for 2017, featuring my black and white portraits of trees, is available now in my Redbubble shop.
All of the individual images are also available as 4" x 6" note cards, 5" x 7-1/2" note cards, and 4" x 6" postcards.

Calendars titled "From destruction grows a garden of the soul" and "Return to the garden of the soul," are also available, updated for 2017. Each features photographs from my series, "From destruction grows a garden of the soul."

My "Quiet explorations" calendar, with photographs of egrets, is also updated for 2017.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The f/D Book of Pinhole nears production

My photograph, "The undeniable existence of ephemeral beauty" (from the series, From destruction grows a garden of the soul) will be included in The f/D Book of Pinhole.
The f/D Book of Pinhole is a collection of pinhole photos by 99 photographers, representing the North and South American, European, and Asian continents in geographical and aesthetic diversity. The photographs show the "pinhole look" and the unique ways in which pinhole works with motion and time, bent film planes, infrared, and other techniques and formats.

The book is for
  • The uninitiated: photographers who are new to pinhole and interested in trying it
  • The experienced: pinhole photographers who are looking for great examples of a
    format they’re already working in
  • Lensed photographers: to broaden horizons and see the world in new ways
  • Collectors: to find new artists to research and follow
Kier Selinsky and Libby Selinsky, founders of the f/D website and Subjective Press, are seeking funding to print the book through January 1, 2017 via Kickstarter (see my photo in the examples of printed book pages there!). Backers can receive not only the book, but also a 23" x 25" press signature from it and/or a print by Kier Selinsky.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Transitional landscapes at Mother F-Stop

Photographs from my series, Transitional landscapes, are featured at the photography website Mother F-Stop, with a lovely introduction by Mandy Sue Glaser.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Holga & Friends Out of the Box

Two of my photographs will be included in the Holga & Friends Out of the Box exhibition at Tammy Cromer Photo | Sculpture | Gallery & Productions.

This is the inaugural exhibit in Tammy Cromer's new gallery space in Dallas, TX, at 2543 Farrington Street. The gallery can be reached by phone at 903-241-4844.

The exhibit runs from October 29 through December 31, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This year's juror for Holga & Friends Out of the Box was photographer, teacher, lecturer, author, and curator Harvey Stein. He said this about judging the show:

“Holga photography still lives, even if the company no longer does. The work that I chose for this exhibit confirms my strong affection for the magic and mystery of the fraction of a second, whether captured by an outrageously expensive $8000 camera or a toy camera that is the Holga. But really, it’s not the camera at all, it’s the intelligence, feelings, and needs of the artist, and here we have many artists brilliantly exploring their lives, environments and emotional states.  Long live Holga; long live the artist.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Black & White Magazine Pinhole/Plastic Camera Contest

My photograph, "Knowing you are in the world," was named a winner of Black & White Magazine's 2016 Pinhole/Plastic Camera Contest.
It appears on p. 21 of the current issue, #118, December 2016.

Friday, September 16, 2016

I wasn't alive, I am alive, I won't be alive.

From the series, "Tales from a non-existent land," a film swap collaboration with my very talented friend Al Brydon
Two Holgas, one roll of Kodak Tri-X
[img579]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

All of these tomorrows

Holga 120N, Kodak Tri-X
[16-041-008]

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Somerville Toy Camera Festival

My photographs, "Always ourselves" and "You are beyond all words", will be included in the fourth annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival.

Three galleries in Somerville, MA will be filled with plastic camera photographs. My work will be at the Brickbottom Gallery, which is located at 1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA, 02143 and can be reached by phone at 617-776-3410. The Brickbottom Gallery exhibit opens today and runs through Sunday, October 15. There's an opening reception on Saturday, September 10, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The juror for this year's Somerville Toy Camera Festival was internationally known artist and photographer Christopher James, who is also the author of the acclaimed Book of Alternative Photographic Processes.

Additional exhibitions will take place at the Nave Annex and Washington Street Art Center. Please see the Somerville Toy Camera Festival website for details and to preview the exhibits.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Transitional landscapes at Saratoga Library

An exhibition of  photographs from my series, Transitional landscapes, opens on Wednesday, September 7 at the Saratoga Library Art Wall.
The library will simultaneously be hosting an exhibit of wet plate photographs by Tony Sehgal titled "Silver Reflections: 19th Century Photography in the Digital Age."
The library is located at 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA  95070, and can be reached by phone at 408-867-6126. The exhibitions run through October 29.

Updated 9/6/16: My exhibition will run through October 29 (not the 28th), and includes not only 8 photographs from Transitional landscapes, but also these two pieces:



Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Day's Journey Inward at Inside the Outside

A series of my photographs, titled "A Day's Journey Inward," and accompanied by a brief article, has been published on the Inside the Outside landscape photography collective's website.
This is work that I've never shown (online or elsewhere) before, made as part of a collaboration with Paul Romaniuk and Jan Gates. I encourage you to look around the Inside the Outside website for wonderful explorations of inner and outer landscapes.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This garden, this crucible

From the series, "Where you are."

Diana, Kodak Tri-X
[16-021-005]

Friday, July 29, 2016

Black + White at the Center for Fine Art Photography

My photograph, "To hold the meanings in my hands," is included in the exhibition Black + White at the Center for Fine Art Photography.


Black + White opens today and is on view through August 27, 2016. An artist reception is scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2016 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Center for Fine Art Photography is located at 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO  80524, and can be reached by phone at 970-224-1010.

The juror for Black + White was "old school with a twist" photographer Rodney Smith.

Friday, July 22, 2016

You step off the cliff into aliveness

From the series, "Tales from a non-existent land," a film swap collaboration with my very talented friend Al Brydon
Two Holgas, one roll of Ilford HP5+
[16-013-002]

Saturday, July 16, 2016

If I crossed the river

From the series, "Tales from a non-existent land," a film swap collaboration with my very talented friend Al Brydon
Two Holgas, one roll of Ilford HP5+
[16-013-001]

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pinhole at A. Smith Gallery

My photograph, "The return of the light," will be included in the pinhole exhibition at A. Smith Gallery.
A. Smith Gallery is located at 103 N. Nugent Ave., Johnson City, TX. The exhibit runs from July 8 through August 28. Receptions are scheduled for Saturday, July 30, and Saturday, August 27, both from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The juror for pinhole was Amanda Smith, a wonderful pinhole artist who is Director of A. Smith Gallery.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Interview by Cary Benbow at Wobneb Magazine

Cary Benbow's interview with me was published today in Wobneb magazine. This is a version of the piece that appeared in LensCulture on Wednesday which includes all of the material that we originally discussed - the full story!
Both are extended versions of the interview that appeared in F-Stop magazine in February of this year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Interview by Cary Benbow at LensCulture

Cary Benbow's interview with me was published on LensCulture today. We talked about my approach to making photographs, inspirations, and some of the series I'm working on.
The interview includes a selection of 15 of my photos. Enjoy!

Friday, June 17, 2016

From "Before there were words"

From the series, "Before there were words."

Mamiyaflex C2, Fuji Acros 100
[14-064-012]

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Each rediscovery

Holga 120N, Kodak Tri-X
[16-011-005]

Monday, June 6, 2016

The answer becomes

Holga, Kodak Tri-X
[16-007-009]

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Flight at PhotoPlace Gallery

My photograph, "To the morning," is included in the online annex of the exhibition Flight at PhotoPlace Gallery.
PhotoPlace Gallery is located at 3 Park St., Middlebury, VT, and can be reached by phone at 802-388-4500. The gallery exhibit runs from June 8 through July 1, 2016. You can see the online annex and preview the gallery exhibit here.

An artist reception is scheduled for Friday, June 17, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The juror for Flight was Laura Moyer, Director of Photolucida.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

To the unknown place where I am meant to be

Brownie Hawkeye Flash with reversed lens, respooled Fuji Acros
[16-020-007]

Friday, May 13, 2016

Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks at David Brower Center

I'm honored and very pleased that my photograph, "In a realm of knowing," from the series "Where you are," will be included in the exhibition Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks at the David Brower Center. The exhibition, which runs from May 20 through September 8, 2016, celebrates the centennial of the United States National Park Service through art.


The David Brower Center is located at 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704, and can be reached by phone at 510-809-0900. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 20, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

According to the exhibition press release, the work by 20 San Francisco Bay area artists - including photography, painting, textile art, sculpture, and mixed media works - "cohesively solidifies artists as allies of national parks with themes that show the glory and bounty of the lands, while bringing attention to environmental concerns."

Jurors for Common Ground were Stephanie Hanor, Director of the Mills College Art Museum; Katrina Traywick, Director of Traywick Contemporary; Laurie Rich, Executive Director of the David Brower Center; and Sean Uyehara, Director of Programs, Headlands Center for the Arts.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Photographs from "Where you are" at RayKo Photographers' Marketplace

A special edition of 8"x8" prints (matted to 14"x14") of 12 photographs from my series, Where you are, is available at the Photographers' Marketplace of RayKo Gallery.

Each edition consists of only five prints.

RayKo Gallery is located at 428 Third Street, San Francisco, CA  94107 and can be reached by phone at 415-495-3773.

Monday, May 2, 2016

We begin the journey outward

Holga 120N, red 25A filter, Kodak Tri-X
[16-007-001]

Friday, April 29, 2016

Transitional Landscapes at the Center for Fine Art Photography

My photograph, "Somewhere in another world," from my series, Transitional landscapes, will be included in a juried group exhibition also titled Transitional Landscapes at the Center for Fine Art Photography.
Juror Natasha Egan, executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, named the entire juried group exhibition after my series (not to be confused with my solo exhibitions of this series, which will be recalled by longtime readers of this blog).

The exhibition runs from May 6 through June 10, 2016. The Center for Fine Art Photography is located at 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO  80524, and can be reached by phone at 970-224-1010. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 6, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Photography NOW! at Umpqua Valley Arts Association

I'm delighted that my photograph,"The land transforming," and diptych "Many miles," both from the series From destruction grows a garden of the soul, will be included in the Photography NOW! exhibition at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.


The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is located at 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, OR  97471, and can be reached by phone at 541-672-2532. The exhibit runs from May 6 through July 8, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, May 6, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The juror for Photography NOW! was photographer, curator, educator, and arts director Laura Valenti.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Always ourselves

Happy Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day
"whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea"
  - e.e. cummings, "maggie and milly and molly and may"

Hand-held pinholing inspired by Jim Rohan.

PinHolga (Holga 120PC), Fuji Acros, handheld 4-second exposure
[15-058-011]

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Childhood at Glass Key Photo

I'm delighted that my photograph, "Scene from an imagined childhood," will be included in Childhood, an exhibition of the San Francisco Toy Camera Group, at Glass Key Photo.
The show runs from May 2 through July 7, 2016, with an opening reception Wednesday, May 4, from 7:00 -9:00 p.m.

Glass Key Photo, which has film, film cameras, darkroom supplies, and root beer, is located at 442 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, and can be reached by phone at 415-829-9946.
Childhood was curated by Christine Zona, Clare Coppel, and Gordon Szeto.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Flow at Nave Gallery

I'm honored and very pleased that two of my photographs will be included in the exhibition Flow at the Nave Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Flow, which includes work by 20 artists in a variety of media, will run from April 30 through May 21, 2016. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00, with extended hours during Somerville Open Studios weekend (April 30 and May 1) from noon to 6:00. A closing reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Nave Gallery is located at 155 Powder House Blvd., Somerville, MA  02144. It is open on the weekends from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Flow was curated by photographer, curator, graphic designer, and Nave Gallery co-founder Michelle Fiorenza and graphic facilitator Kelvy Bird.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Here is what I remember

Diana, Kodak Tri-X
[16-010-016]

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

While you were sleeping

Stellar (Diana clone), Kodak Tri-X
[16-005-005-8]

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Contact leaves these traces

From the series, "Where you are."

Holga 120N and Mamiyaflex C2, Fuji Acros
[15-025-003]

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rite of Passage at San Francisco City Hall via Ziya Art

My photograph, "You know without having seen," will be included in the exhibition, Rite of Passage. This photograph is from my series, "From destruction grows a garden of the soul."

 

Rite of Passage, presented by Ziya Art Center, celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year and includes work that "reflect[s] the unique cultural, spiritual, and creative interpretations of artists who have been working directly in their natural environment or have implemented nature in their art through their creative expression."

The work will be exhibited on video projectors, screens, and monitors today only, Friday, March 25, at San Francisco City Hall, located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4678. Additional work will be exhibited in Ziya's online gallery.

Rite of Passage was co-curated and juried by Arash Shirinbab and Minoosh Zomorodinia of Ziya Art Center, with the aid of assistant curators Faezeh Faezipour and Shaghayegh Shirinbab.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Website launch!

I'm delighted to announce the launch of my website, www.JMGolding.com !


I hope you'll visit often.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Square Magazine Special Issue - Holga

I'm proud that my photograph, "From darkness we find each other," is included in a special issue of Square Magazine featuring the Holga, one of my favorite cameras, which ceased production in November 2015.



Here is how Editor-in-Chief Christophe Dillinger introduced this special issue:

"To commemorate the demise of the Chinese Holga factory, here is a collection of images taken with the iconic camera, the result of a worldwide call for contribution. We are very proud of the response we got from the artists. Holga is dead, Long live Holga."

You can read the issue on Issu here, or in pdf format here. My photo is on p. 21.