Roosevelt Bynum Jr
"Anything more than 500 yards from the car just
isn't photogenic." - Edward Weston
And with that quote, attributed to Edward Weston, we
welcome you to our "Town and Country" show!
For this exhibit, we asked all interested NPs (Night
Photographers) to reflect on the dual themes (and sometimes
they're the same theme!) of urban and natural landscapes,
which we find in Night Photography. Sounds easy, right?
Not so fast . . . as with many of the shows we've done
here, there's more to it than the obvious. Equal parts
of Penny and Wisteria Lane provide a darker view of
"Town and Country" - our urban experience
interwoven with our suburban and wilderness dreams .
Let's just ventrue out, shall we?
Palo Alto Parking Lot
Edward West ©2004
(Above image is from our previous Exhibit: This
Your Father's Nocturne)
First, tho' - we would like to thank Pete Zivkov of
Pacfic Art League and the Tech Tower in Palo Alto, California,
who acted as Juror for this exhibit - we think he did
a fantastic job! Pete's work
(with the subtle color palettes he employs and duality
of imagery) was the springboard we used to "spark"
people's creative juices for this show, once we had
the theme 'jelling' in our collective Nocturnes brain!
So, it was a pleasure having him take on "Jury
Duty" for us, as well!
Read Pete's comments about some of the work in the exhibit
(and not just the "Big Winners") here.
Also, be sure to visit NightTalk,
the message board of The Nocturnes, and let us know
what you thought of this exhibition.
The Zion Villages
Manu Schnetzler ©2005
Tree on Curb
Brad Rankin ©2005
The Red Door
David Strohl ©2005