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From the Flat Files: Changing Seasons, Timeless Images

photo-eye Gallery From the Flat Files: Changing Seasons, Timeless Images Delaney Hoffman
photo-eye Gallery presents a selection of work from our flat files that addresses the passage of time and seasonal change.

Vanessa Marsh, Untitled #41, 2018, Lumen print, 20" x 16," Unique, $2100

Ah, yes! Here we are again, at the brink of the seasonal transition between a blistering summer and a blustery fall, one that seems to grow longer and longer with each passing year. Despite this extended timeline, summer road trips are still giving way to cool fall nights while "back-to-school" commercials ring out over every FM radio station. This is a bittersweet time for some, but here in New Mexico, cool weather sounds like a welcome relief.

This week at photo-eye we’ve curated a selection of prints from our flat files that speak to the passing of time and how we observe it; through the appearance and disappearance of wildlife, through the human process of aging, and, of course, through beautiful Southwestern sunrises and sunsets.

We began with a layered lumen print from our Photographer's Showcase artist, Vanessa Marsh, and we continue below with Keith Carter’s Fishbowl. Enjoy!

Keith Carter

Keith Carter, Fishbowl, Toned silver gelatin print, 15" x 15," Edition of 35, Inquire for price

Edward Ranney

Edward Ranney, Star Axis, NM 1/7/83 and Star Axis, NM, Looking North 1/6/83, Toned silver gelatin prints, 14" x 9," Not editioned, Price on request

Julie Blackmon

Julie Blackmon, Birthday Girl, 2005, Archival pigment print, 22" x 22," Edition of 25, $3100

Beth Moon

Beth Moon, Odin's Cove #9, Platinum/palladium print, 11" x 14," AP/9, $5400

Steve Fitch

Steve Fitch, Blue Swallow Motel, Hwy. 66, Tucumcari, New Mexico; July, 1990, Archival pigment print, 16" x 20," Edition of 12, $2000

It is with this final Steve Fitch photograph that we begin to say goodbye to summer. Fitch and the other artists represented in this list are utilizing symbols and markers of time to remind us that temporal change is not only inevitable, but also often beautiful. Let that reminder take us through September, with our swamp coolers and AC units set to "high."

All works in this post are for sale, please reach out to photo-eye Gallery with any inquiries!

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All prices listed were current at the time this post was published.

For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly or Gallery Assistant Delaney Hoffman, or you may also call us at 505-988-5152 x202