From gallery shows and competition, these images are among my faves.
CARD SHARPS (after Caravaggio) ‘Card Sharps’ name and idea comes from artist Caravaggio, his 1594 Italian Baroque painting of the same name. Reinterpreted here, the picture won a 2nd place in the Strathmore 2023 Annual Open Art Competition, “Play”. Juror “ Zoma Wallace remarked: “I saw this piece during the jurying process, it instantly jumped out at me and became one of my favorite works of all those (some 900) submitted…..the perfect example of a ‘play’ …..by reimagining and updating a classic work. ……….The scene is smartly composed with no superfluous information. What’s more, Caravaggian lighting is spot-on, and so well handled in the medium of photography, in relation to the original painting. This work is truly a delight that never approaches caricature or kitsch. I love this piece!
YOKO K SEN Sound Alchemist Image is taken from video projection project ‘Strathmore Monuments’ by artist Craig Walsh
Portrait photo was selected for Lens Culture Summer Open 2022 Competition Gallery. The Competition Gallery is a highly curated group of images showcasing the best photos from participating photographers. Use link below.
LensCulture Summer Open 2022
STARRY NEW YEAR At OBX 1st Place Winner Photo ’17:National Photo Competition at Multiple Exposures Gallery Juror Molly Roberts, Senior Editor, National Geographic
INNER SANCTUM An unlikely observation, from an ordinary street in Rome, Italy
ABSTRACTS IN NATURE Near Orlando, FL, the Split Oak Forest park, abundant with spanish moss.
Thornbushes planted along Atlantic Ocean beach highway.
5000 YEARS HOME ….for diverse peoples, of mysterious origin. Skara Brae, Orkney, on the North Sea, Scotland.
PALOUSE PLOW FIELD The endless farmlands under spectacular sky of eastern Washington State
FLOCK OF POLLOCKS Many see birds as the name suggests. A splatter of black, white and gray, its name also acknowledges the style of Jackson Pollock. The original photo image was separated into tonal layers, black, white, and gray. The layers were recomposited, but at different relative scales. The resultant image suffers destruction but the image resonates in avian character. A cacophony of sound and light instills a graphic image, and a flock appears – but the image of an individual bird is not to be found. .