The exhibition will run from February 11 through March 18, 2017.
Gray Loft Gallery is located at 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland, CA, and can be reached by phone at 510-499-3445. Gray Loft Gallery was voted Best Art Gallery in the 2016 OaklandMagazine Readers' Choice awards, and has been referred to as a hidden gem in the Jingletown arts district of Oakland. Retired San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kennet Baker called Gray Loft "a space gaining prominence in the Bay Area."
An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Two 2020 calendars featuring some of my photographs are available at my Zazzle shop.
Some of my photos are also available as note cards and postcards at my Redbubble shop.
Welcome to Falling Through The Lens
At a photographic workshop years ago, the instructor encouraged students to “fall through the lens.” Although I’m sorry to say that I no longer recall which instructor said that, or what else happened at that workshop, I’ve carried those words with me.
Falling through the lens (or the pinhole) means allowing myself to be drawn to or moved by what I see, to experience its emotional and symbolic significance for me in that moment (even if that content isn’t readily accessible verbally), to become absorbed in the process of making a photograph – a silent interaction between me and the scene before me.
I hope that my photographs will convey experience as it’s lived subjectively, especially in the dreamlike moments that we may not always notice as we go about our lives.
All of the photographs on this site are protected by copyright and may not be used in any way, for any reason, without my specific written permission.