I’m grateful to be able to announce a soon to be published portfolio in Black and White Magazine. My work “Lost in the Water” was chosen for a portfolio merit award and will be published this summer. For those who don’t know how such things work, in a portfolio competition, you submit one or more portfolios of as many images as the publication requests, grouped around a particular theme. The interesting question for me has to do with what the editors actually end up choosing to publish. It is almost never would I expect, reminding me once again just how subjective art really is. But no matter, as I said, I’m grateful. Here is my selection of a four favorites from the submission.
These are from a location that has become very special to me, the South Natick, Massachusetts Dam along the Charles River. I was able to work there even though I was pretty ill at the time. The River helped me a great deal and I’m also very grateful for that assistance as well.
If you want to see what the editors chose, you can find their take in Black and White Magazine (the U.S. publication), Issue 177, August 2017. Alas, photography magazines can be hard to find but Barnes and Noble is probably a good bet.
I once again had the privilege of spending some time with Tony Sweet, Susan Milestone and a group of very good photographers, this past week, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. I can’t give a strong enough endorsement to their workshops. This time in particular I was still not quite at the top of my game. Their compassion and support helped me enormously, making it possible to learn a lot, and create some art (and have a bit of fun). You need a great subject though and for me, an ardent fan of all things water, the subject was waterfalls. The ability off water to change the earth, overpowering it’s surroundings is impressive and should serve to remind us once again that we screw around with nature at our peril. Nature is very very patient. And very powerful.
From Taughannock Falls, Ulysses, NY
From Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY
And finally, from Watkins Glen State Park, in Watkins Glen, NY
I just wanted to pass along that my one of my Quabbin Portfolios, Constructing Quabbin, received a Merit Award from Black and White Magazine and as a result, a number of images from that portfolio has been published in the June edition. I’m honored by the selection. The portfolio should be published on the magazine’s web site shortly. You can find the magazine and ordering information here. However, the web site presentation has not yet gone live, but the magazine is available at places like Barnes and Noble and some independent bookstores, so I thought I’d pass this along. Being on the road and far from any bookstores, I haven’t seen it yet myself and as a result, I don’t know which images they’ve published. So, here are a few of the images they have to work with, as a special sneak preview. Thanks again to Black and White Magazine.