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Monday, October 25, 2010

Featured Artist of the Week..Eric Smith

Eric Smith has many exhibits to his name. His work ranges from studio to editorials in documentary fashion. But he doesn't let his commercial side get in the way of his Art side, but rather uses it to bring him closer to the experience. His technique lends itself to his subjects shown here in his series:

Roll Mill
He says in his statement:
I create instinctually.  Time, place, light, and chance: these are the elements from which my photographs are formed.  My images are never preconceived or contrived.  Instead, my work is firmly rooted in that gap which exists between seeing and comprehending: that place which reveals, but also questions, the truth. 

I examine reality. 
Our world is ambiguous and filled with contradiction and uncertainty. Hope and cynicism.  Solemnity and absurdity.  Beauty and ruin.  My photos explore these incongruous experiences and emotions, and documents their opposition.  Essentially, photography allows me to question the indefinite relationship between reality and perception.  My work is a constant journey towards authenticity.

I foster discovery.  A compelling image is one which reveals something unexpected, even if the material is truly mundane.  Photography is a medium which provides the viewer not only the opportunity to observe and detect, but also to emote and respond.  My photos are evocative, suggestive, and reminiscent: their subjects are self-explanatory, yet call into question one's usual perception of time and space.  My work continually examines how the ordinary is really quite extraordinary.

Oxygen Plant

Roll Steel Warehouse

 Drive Gear
" Photography allows me to question the indefinite relationship between reality and perception.  My work continually examines how the ordinary is really quite extraordinary. "More of his work at

Friday, October 22, 2010

Featured Artist of the Week..George L. Smyth

This week we welcome George L Smyth
He began to seriously study photography upon his return from an extended trip to Wales in 1990. After experimenting to find his personal style, he decided to concentrate on pinhole, infrared and alternative process photography.

A member of the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club since 1992, the largest in the Washington-Baltimore area, he has won numerous awards, including Photographer of the Year in 2009. He is a regular lecturer on pinhole and infrared photography, and has offered numerous presentations to area clubs, as well as presenting to PhotoPro Expo twice.

His work is Bromoil  is a labor intensive process made out of love. Below his examples with his accompanying stories:
 Early Morning Meeting

It was certainly long in coming, but they say that the best things take time.  What "takes time" is the connection, and oddly enough, that had been the easy part.  He hadn't even considered sharing his plans by starting at the top, but here he was, and this was his time.  Spotting his contact across the room, he entered and presented his offering, which he hoped would be the first of many.
  Encounters....  the cover of his book  "The Extras"..

Nothing was the same.  Nothing.  Many things were better, but is better always better?  A hunger built up in her throat as she found her way through the crowd.  The things she had known all her life, and from which she had run, were familiar but not comforting.  This new unknown was a hurting thing, but the abundance of the new life acted as a counterweight.  She was not sure if she would ever forget her past pain, but perhaps her children would be spared.

George's other work can be seen at his website . He also maintains a blogsite... sharing more  work with stories..