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Greta & Manu Schnetzler
Tim received his BFA degree in photography and liberal arts from the University
of San Francisco. He has been photographing for more than 25 years, teaching
night photography at U.C. Berkeley Extension, U.C. Santa Cruz, College
of Marin, the Cape Cod Photographic Workshops, RayKo Photo Center in San
Francisco, and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.
He has written articles about Night Photography for Camera and Darkroom,
the Friends of Photography with Nazraeli Press, and Photo Metro magazine.
Baskerville founded The Nocturnes as an exhibiting / teaching group
of artists in 1991, and the critically acclaimed Web site of the same
name in 1996. TheNocturnes.com
and Tim Baskerville
"Over the past several years I have been using photography to document
the subtle but constant changes to the built environment of our cities.
As a practicing architect, my livelihood has a direct affect on how, when,
where and why our cities change, building by building, brick by brick.
Recently, I have been capturing the subtle beauty of our cities as seen
through the filter of nighttime and artificial lights and lighting's impact
on our perceptions of building and space.
"My work has been shown at the 3rd through 6th Annual "Buy Fine
Art Before You're 60" Photography shows, the SFMOMA Artist's Gallery and
several publications including Art of Northern California and American
Art Collector, Volume 1."
See more work at ToddFriedlander.com
Robert Garrett lives and works in San Francisco. He recently exhibited
work in the exhibit, "A Night on the Hill," which showcased
the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco and its resident artists.
His current work - voyeuristic nocturnal portraits of tract homes, done
in Sun City, addressing the dark side of the SouthWest today - was awarded
a "Curator's Choice" award in our recent online exhibit, "From
Tucson to . . . " - http://www.thenocturnes.com/exhibits/tucson/awards.htm
- juried by William Lesch.
"I have been taking pictures for more than 20 years, but I
have only been showing for the last three years while completing the Certificate
in Photography program at UC Berkeley Extension. While I have worked in
many different types of photography, I always come back to photographing
at night because of that special quality of light you find with very long
More images and info at RMGphotography.com
"My interest in photography started during my childhood years in
Toronto, when my father gave me my first Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera.
For the past many years, my focus has been on night photography in urban
and industrial settings. I have always been fascinated by the interplay
of static and moving objects, and how meaning is conveyed by color as
well as composition. Although I photograph at all times of the day,
the peaceful and secluded nature of the night draws me in. Having moved
on from the Brownie, most work is now done in high resolution digital
format. Currently, I live in San Mateo with my lovely and talented wife,
angelic two year old and crabby old cat. This is my second open studio
Ethel Jimenez is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer, who has participated
in Open Studios previously.
Reflected in Ethel's photography is her interest in architecture, nature,
and landscape. Over the past few years, she has been drawn to the night
- and increasingly finds herself shooting at twilight and into the evening.
The night has a magical transformative quality that gives everyday objects
a special appeal.
Ethel's work can be viewed at www.etheljimenez.com
"I have been interested in photography since childhood. My interest
became a passion in 1987 after documenting a conservation trip to Alaska.
Soon after I began studying photography and printmaking at the Academy of
Art University in San Francisco. I am also fortunate to have studied under
some of the best photographers and teachers of today including Richard Garrod,
Phil Davis and Kerik Kouklis. My photography has gravitated towards black
and white images as I attempt to reflect the mood and elegance of the environment
around me. I work in many formats and enjoy working in both the traditional
and digital darkroom as well as using vintage methods such as platinum palladium.
Night Photography holds a special interest to me
as the subtlest of light has its own unique beauty."
Joe Reifer is a fine art, portrait and editorial photographer who lives
in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in night and low light photography,
lit portraits, and off-beat events. His work has been featured in: Spin,
Hi-Fructose, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
"I live and work in Northern California as an Art Director & Photographer.
I grew up in the 1960šs in a seaside resort town in southern New Jersey
where nightlife was king. Amusement rides, nightclubs, drive-ins, nocturnal
people and abandoned buildings formed indelible images in my memory. The
adrenaline rush of dark, mysterious places energizes me and challenges me
to see what most people are unable to see. This is the driving force behind
the images I create. "
& Manu Schnetzler
Emmanuel (Manu) Schnetzler was born in Strasbourg, France where he began
taking photos at age 15 when he spent his first night in a darkroom. He
published his first photo a few years later and was a photography instructor
at summer camps on the Côte d'Azur. Greta Schnetzler is a native
of Alabama where she first studied photography and worked as a photographer
for a small town newspaper. She has also studied painting and drawing
at the San Francisco Art Institute. For the past seven years they have
been pursuing a common vision in their collaborative photography work.
Greta and Manu reside and work on Potrero Hill where they have exhibited
their work with other "Hill" artists in group exhibits. They
have also exhibited their work in various solo exhibitions. www.schnetzler.com
Lena moved to the Bay area from her native Greece in 1992. Initially
she worked as a recording engineer/producer but since 1996 she is pursuing
full time her lifelong interest in photography. Her format of choice is
the 4x5 view camera and her interests are divided between representational
and abstract/experimental photography. Her current portfolio “Empty
Places” explores buildings as vehicles and acting stages of the
emotional lives of the people who live and pass through them, using as
a paradigm buildings in her life. www.lenatsakmaki.com
"Every day and night and no matter where, we are surrounded by beauty.
But most of us wear blinders. We fill our time with appointments and obligations
and scurry through life, rarely bothering to look around and appreciate
the beauty of our surroundings. At night, once-familiar objects can take
on a magical quality, yet we are even less likely to see the beauty of
nighttime scenes in our rush homeward. I try to capture the beauty of
overlooked objects, and I encourage you to take a closer look." www.johnvias.com
"With photography I can express myself in creative ways, ways that
go beyond what I have been able to do in other art forms. For me, creating
images is often about asking questions to learn more about one's life
and place in the world. My work, while varied is almost always about mood
and about my experience. I have exhibited in group and solo shows and
sell my work in galleries and shops in the Bay Area." www.mesart.com/rworthington
Satellite/Preview Shows - Various Nocturnes
Embarcadero Center - members of the Studio Nocturne group will
be showing work at Embarcadero Center Three, Lobby Level, on San Francisco's
Waterfront, in Spetember and October!
Thinkers - we return to this great little Cafe on Potrero Hill for
two preview shows of the work that is part of Studio Nocturne in
October! Through July we are showing work by Greta and Manu Schnetzler,
local 'Hill' artists! And, we show work by Randy Gunning from August 1-31,
with a reception on August 3rd, from 6 to 8pm. Thinkers is located at
1631 20th Street - on Potrero Hill, in San Francisco. (415) 285-8294.
Fort Mason Center - From June 26th to August 18th Studio Nocturne
John Vias presents After Dark: Night Photos by John Vias. Fort
Mason Center - Lobby, Building A.
The Artists Alley - "Visions of Italy," an exhibition of limited
edition chromogenic prints by Ethel Jimenez - at 345 Gough Street near
Hayes. Thru August 31, 2006, (415) 305-1738.
Other Venues - Locations/Dates TBA