Monday, July 15, 2019

Forum Photographers Strike Again!

The Photographers Forum will be well represented at the VAE United Arts Council exhibit: Depth of Field. Forum members Christer Berg, Mike Ligett, Scott McRae, Ray Pfeiffer, and Eric Saunders have each had work juried into the show!.

Untitled #29, from the series Restless Eyes
(c) Ray Pfeiffer

The exhibit opens on First Friday, August 2nd from 6-8 pm. and runs through August 30th. The United Arts Council is located at 410 Glenwood Ave. in downtown Raleigh. To find out more about the Arts Council and the hours to see the exhibit, go to their website here.

Congrats to the Forum photographers selected for the show!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Marthanna Yater New Work on Exhibit at Horace Williams House

Growing Together, an exhibit of work by local photographer Marthanna Yater will be on display at Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill from July 7th through August 18th. An opening reception will be held on July 14th from 2 - 4 pm.

(c) Marthanna Yater

Growing Together is a decades-long documentary of the evolution of twin sisters as they move from childhood into adulthood, motherhood and artistic careers of their own. In chronicling these two lives, a photographer discovers the power to redefine her own.

Marthanna brings a special blend of sensitivity and passion to her work so this is an exhibit you won't want to miss. To see more of her work, visit her website here.

The Horace Williams House is located at 610 E. Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill. To learn more about this historic venue, visit their website here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Photographers Forum Monthly Meeting

Thanks to everyone who braved the excessive heat and came out for our July meeting. As always, we saw some terrific work from some of the best photographic artists in the Triangle. If you missed the meeting you missed a lot!

Once again, we had two Artists in Absentia this month: the husband and wife team of Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. Unfortunately, Michael passed away several months ago, but his spirit lives on in his work.
(c) Michael A. Smith

Both Michael and Paula used large format cameras in their work; Paula the 4x5 and 8x10 and Michael using an 8x20 and 18x22! With negatives that size, most of his prints are contact prints meaning that they are printed on B&W photographic paper, and the negative size is the size of the printed image. As the great B&W contact papers disappeared, they developed their own!

(c) Paula Chamlee
Not being content to stop there, they are also the founders of Lodima Press. A small, independent publisher of fine art photography. To learn more about them, go to their website here.

To learn more about Lodima Press go to their website here.

As always, stay tuned, there's much more to come!