My Life in Words and Pictures
A journey with photography and the written word . . .
“What do you mean, blindly? That baby is a very sentient creature… That baby sees the world with a completeness that you and I will never know again. His doors of perception have not yet been closed. He still experiences the moment he lives in.”
~Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Test
This photograph of professional ballet dancer Alan Oscar Alberto was taken during the "Outside the Box" Series inside a Bellows Falls, Vermont barn.
There are those in Life who are there for you with a helping hand and assurance. David Lang was the consummate educator, guide, mentor and friend to many including me. This photograph was taken during our last trip to County Clare, Ireland where the talented Deckie Hunt took the time for a shoot across the road from the Cliffs of Moher Hotel session where David played the bodhran with such intensity! The curious boy is a the son of another session player, Curly Bongo and the two horses...well, the Pecu of the Horse appeared again and again and again . . .
Across the road from the Cliffs of Moher Hotel there are two gorgeous horses who appreciate the company of a talented Irish bassist. Deckie Hunt kindly agreed to walk with me for a shoot and his rapport with the equines was remarkable.
You know that place between sleeping and awake, that place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always think of you.”
~J. M. Barrie
I am pleased to announce that my black and white photograph, "Excess . . ." has been juried into this wonderful exhibition! The journey continues!
South County Art Association, Open Juried Exhibition
Juror: by Ken Steinkamp
258 Kingstown Road
Kingston, Rhode Island
Dates: October 18- November 10, 2018
Opening Reception: October 18, 7-9pm
“SILENTLY AND LIGHT OF FOOT” has been awarded several awards but "Juror's Choice" from Lorraine Sullivan at the Cambridge Art Center was one of the most special!
“SILENTLY AND LIGHT OF FOOT”
Such are the ways of things with dance and light.
A leap of faith, weightlessly, light on ones feet into the unknown.
“SILENTLY AND LIGHT OF FOOT” is a piece created from used but beloved pointe shoes from the Island Moving Company ballet dancers of Newport, RI and a pre-civil war era shoe rack from one of Natick’s oldest mills. The marriage of the two beautiful objects reflect a subtle story of light of foot from times that were, time that is and time that will be.
"Photography is simply a function of noticing things."
My photographs are an attempt to understand the process of creation. They represent a pilgrimage seeking answers to which the questions as well as the answers are wordless. I regard photography not just as a way of seeing but as a way of living, a search or a journey worth making.
~David Lee Black
"She was soft, too soft. A soft touch. Her hair was soft, her smile was soft, her voice was soft. She was so soft there was no resistance. Hard things sank into her, they went right through her, and if she made a real effort, out the other side. Then she didn’t have to see them or hear them, or even touch them.”
“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.”
"Elevated" National Juried Group Show
Juror: Robert Klein from the Robert Klein Gallery
The Copley Society of Art
158 Newbury Street
Dates: September 6 - October 4, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 5:30-7:30 pm with live music by Steven Lanning-Cafaro
"Silently and Light of Foot”
Zullo Gallery 24th Annual Juried Exhibition
456 Main Street
Dates: September 15 - November 3, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, September 22, 7- 9 p.m.
“Passage”, First Place Black and White Photography
Plymouth Center for the Arts
51st Annual Juried Art Exhibition
11 North Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Dates: September 29-November 3, 2018
Cambridge Art Association Juried Group Show
220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Open 7am-10pm daily
Dates: July 10 - September, 30, 2018, 6pm
Artists Talk: Weds September 12
National Juried Photography Show
Wickford, Rhode Island
Dates: October 19 - November 11, 2018
Opening Reception: October 19, 6:30-8:30pm
The James Library and Center for the Arts
24 West Street, Norwell, Massachusetts
Ongoing showcase of selected work
AS220 Main Gallery
115 Empire Street
Providence, Rhode Island
Dates: January 12-26, 2019
Opening reception: January 12, 5-7pm
"The Dance", solo show
888 South Main Street
Dates: August 10 - September 30, 2018
Opening Reception: TBA
"Beckoning . . ."
55 East Street
Dates: Shown by appointment
"Rabbit Run . . ."
160 Colony Place
Dates: Ongoing showcase of selected works
460 Harrison Ave
Dates: January 2019
"Solo Show . . ."
93 Main Street
Tamworth, New Hampshire
Dates: December 2018-January 2019
Artist Reception: TBA
The SoWa Winter Group Show (TBA)
450 Harrison Avenue
Friday, November 30, 2018: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018: 11 am - 5 pm
Friday, December 7, 2018: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018: 11 am - 5 pm
"Dynamic Lenses . . ."
460 Harrison Ave
Dates: July,2018/February, 2019/June, 2019
60 Dorrance Street
Ongoing showcase of selected work