Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Baptême, Rose Calmethene: a retrospective exhibition"

Image (c) 2014 J.D. Horwitz
Do not miss our own J.D. Horwitz with his retrospective exhibition" "Bapteme, Rose Calmethene opening this First Friday, August 1st at Litmus Gallery, 312 West Cabarrus St. Raleigh, NC 27601.

The opening reception will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. If you can't make it Friday, the exhibit is open for viewing on Saturdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm or by appointment. (919-571-3605 or email artvision@bellsouth.net). Check out their website: http://www.litmusgallery.com/  Don't wait too long because the exhibit will close on August 30th at 2:00pm.

This will be the last opportunity to see John's work exhibited for some time as after the show closes he will be sending it off to Perdue University to become part of their permanent photography collection.

Don't say you were never told. Don't miss this one!!!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Welcome to Holga Week July 21-27, 2014!

Today starts the first day of the first annual Holga Week. What's a Holga you ask? For the uninitiated in all that is film photography, the Holga is the ultimate in low-tech image creating. The camera has many quirks which is what gives it so much charm. It is the embodiment of wabi-sabi. It's imperfections are what makes it so perfect.

Made almost entirely of plastic (including the lens!) the Holga lacks all the bells and whistles that are features of todays modern cameras and instead places the emphasis on the photographers vision. No agonizing over what function to select or dial to turn, there aren't any!

To learn more about the Holga camera, go here.

To learn more about Holga week, go here.

In the triangle area stop in at Peace Camera, your local resource for all that is Holga.

For those that may have an aversion to anything having to do with film, there are digital accessories that will replicate the look of the film version, but they aren't nearly as much fun...