Music to my Eyes
I can only simulate the other three senses
The photographic life continues apace.
7 x 7
Gallery Raymond's exciting "7 x 7" Exhibition & Sale continues in Kingston (see my recent blog), featuring seven photographic artists, including myself. I spent some time there doing photography of ... the photographs! Dedicated, intentional photography of art exhibitions does not always or even usually occur, so I have adopted a one-person crusade to rectify that, starting here.
You don't have much more time to see this fabulous show.
Check out this review in the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Check out more of these photos.
Ginny Fobert - Inside Out Upside Down
Again: better hurry! Sales have been brisk, of photographs big and small, and the show is almost over.
I would never have described myself as "arty". I have science-training and experience, subscribe to principles of logic and reason, so it has come as a bit of a surprise to me over the last while to walk into a gallery and have my breath taken away. See my blog on Galleries.
This happened again recently when I saw the other six photographer's works at the 7 x 7 Exhibition (above), and when I walked into Room 112 at the Ottawa Archives and found over forty of Fobert's photographs hanging there.
These all share a theme, a visual continuity - and I'll leave the technical discussion to Ginny, although I have found it fascinating - while varying remarkably from one piece to the next.
Several other photographers showed up, and some of us (including Ginny) later grabbed a lunch and talked photography. Not all of us get to do that often enough, i.e. we liked it.
Chris Stephens - Richard's Coffeehouse
I would have liked more motion-blur - and have some ideas for next time!
First: I have heard some great music at Richard's, and Chris was no exception, with power and emotion, an excellent set-list (many his own compositions). Also, I hadn't known that he would be showing up with a personable fellow named Dan accompanying him on a beautiful-sounding and expertly-played cello. Wow.
(Dan mentioned using a "1969 microphone" of a kind "they don't make like that anymore" - gotta' find out more about that some day!)
Chris Stephens, in performance
For a $5 cover, I haven't heard that level of musicianship anywhere else that I have been. Keep an eye on Richard's for upcoming performances.
Second: by pre-arrangement, I photographed the concert. As usual, the venue and restrictions presented slim odds of success - restrictions, some self-imposed, included things like "don't get between the singer and the audience", and "keep the lighting unobtrusive" and "have no control over the staging" - and yet I feel pleased with what I accomplished.
I also managed (as if I could help myself) to sneak in a little art:
See more photos in the eponymously-named album.
Music to my eyes
So, linking music and eyes has become, I hope, a bit more understandable. (I'm working on touch, taste and smell - but don't hold your breath.)
Of the many photographic services I offer, I enjoy photographing musicians. It doesn't have to be in performance, oftening working out really well during rehearsals, or simply as a sitting. Feel free to get in touch!
While You're Here:
Remember that I make photographs and that I sell photographs.
Many of the photographs which you see on this web site are for sale. Prices at the time of writing, for example, for an 11x14" fine-art print with a generous white border would start at about $50, and you can go up or down from there. Check the rates page. More importantly, check out my gallery. I would love to provide you with a work of fine-art photography, or to discuss a commission.
Book a portrait-sitting - the right frequency with which to commission formal portraits is a bit more often.
Thank you so much for reading.
Charles T. Low