Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents its annual Members Exhibit throughout the month of July. The strength of this annual exhibit is both the artistic quality and the diversity of the images submitted.
In summer 2018, I began asking friends, family and other participants to choose a few objects that they live with and that are special in some way: sentimental, frequently used or just interesting looking. I tried not to give them too much direction so that the participant had total control over the objects to be photographed. I then shot the objects in the room in which they exist. The backgrounds remain consistent in that the object is on a solid surface with a blank wall behind but they change in color and texture due to the style of the room. The photographs are put into grids based on common characteristics of the owners or the objects themselves.
Hal Wilson has a lot of respect for talented artists who take their work seriously and dedicate themselves to their art. But this guy is NOT serious. He is, however, DEDICATED.
Read on ...You'll see.
At the end of a day after paying the bills, walking the dog, and sharing a meal (presumably NOT with the dog) Hal starts looking forward to a little quiet time later in the evening. If he can fight off the fatigue there's a chance that he'll find himself browsing through some old photographs – often from the millions available online through the Library of Congress.
When something looks interesting, he'll bookmark it. There are a lot of interesting images out there! Maybe it's an intelligent looking giraffe … or maybe an intelligent looking cowboy … (well, it COULD happen!). Somehow, that sleepy feeling is gone. He will start cutting and pasting bits and pieces of those images until a new composition emerges.
Traveling was always part of her life, and when her husband’s occupation made it possible for them to live abroad, her travel photography opportunities expanded. Armed with her camera and a ready smile, Cecilia ventured out on her own to explore her new surroundings.
Since 2007, she has lived in Republic of Georgia, Egypt, Tajikistan, Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, and in April 2019 a short return to North Macedonia (formerly known as Macedonia or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)). In total, she has set foot on all continents and made photographs in more than 78 countries plus Transnistria* a “country” that no other country recognizes.