6th Annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival

hoop house

 

Three galleries, over 125 photographs and a slew of fun events—that’s the 2018 Toy Camera Festival in Somerville, Massachusetts. There will be lots of interesting and creative work, cranked out the old-school way with film and the simplest of cameras. I’m very pleased that juror Jennifer Shaw selected two of my pieces, which will be hanging at the Brickbottom Gallery from September 6 through October 13. Hope to see you at the opening reception on Saturday, September 8, 5-7 pm.

The ƒ/D Book of Pinhole

I’m very pleased that one of my images shot several years ago with a handmade lensless camera has been included in a new collection of pinhole photography from all over the world. The ƒ/D Book of Pinhole contains nearly 100 images, color and black & white, that display the range of techniques and effects available from the simplest of cameras.

The ƒ/D Book of Pinhole

boXed

I’m pleased to be included in a new exhibit at The Nave Gallery in Somerville, titled “boXed”. It features 2D and 3D works in a variety of media on the theme of boxes—physical, figurative and otherwise. My three pieces are b&w photographs printed on box templates which are partially folded and presented in shadow boxes. You can see them at the opening reception from 3-5pm on Saturday, November 19, or any Saturday or Sunday through December 18, except Thanksgiving weekend.

Oskar Nerlinger

Oskar Nerlinger At the Harvard Art Museum, I recently saw a couple of interesting photograms, apparently made using tissue paper, by Oskar Nerlinger, a German painter and graphic designer (1893-1969). Although created as illustrations for a children’s book, they exhibit a great sense of light and texture combined with a sure command of Bauhaus-style composition. A web search shows a strong continuity across his paintings, drawings, woodcuts and work in other media.