Photographer's Showcase artist Michael Donnor has a solo exhibition opening on December 4th at Canary Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana. Titled Silent Moan: A Visual Exploration of the Blurred Truth of Self, the show will feature work from Donnor's Silent Moan series, which can also be seen on the Photographer's Showcase. Donnor takes a very hands-on approach to his photography, scratching, melting, freezing -- nearly destroying negatives before printing, looking for something beyond the image that he captured on the film. When printed, Donnor continues this process, singeing the edges of the photopaper and inscribing each image with its title in ink. Each print is uniquely beautiful and mysterious. Donnor will be discussing his work in an artist talk at the gallery on December 4th from 12-1 pm.
See Donnor's work on the Photographer's Showcase here.
Bridge at Hoover Dam, Arch Toward Arizona, September 10, 2009
Vegas Seven has a nice article on Jamey Stillings and the images from his series from The Bridge at Hoover Dam, now on exhibit at the Spring Preserve in Las Vegas Nevada. In the article Stillings talks about the process of working on such a massive documentary process, how he's managed it and what drew him to the bridge in the first place. Stillings has been documenting the bridge construction since 2009, making numerous trips from his home in Santa Fe, NM to capture important phases in the bridges construction. The prints are spectacular in person, but they can also be seen on Stillings' photo-eye Gallery page, here.