Extremely excited to announce my photograph, Pacific Zen, is currently on display at the Trenton Museum's Juried Ellarslie Open 36. Exhibition runs through July 7th.
Lovely review by Lane Welkin about my pieces in the juried Compendium 2019 exhibition at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. Opening reception is May 3rd, 6-9pm and the show runs through June 9th.
As I was wandering about a science museum, beautiful light began dancing on the floor around me. Searching for the source, I came upon a cauldron of color on the a catwalk above, the surface rippling as patrons walked by.
Look up, down and all around, the images surround you.
Recently I was scrolling through my Lightroom library when an image, captured several years ago, caught my eye. It was a river reflecting the surrounding area shrouded in shadows. I was mesmerized and wondered why I didn’t see the potential before. Experience, age, I truly don’t know.
Not much was done to make that photograph below. Captured in camera with minor edits to exposure and color. It’s the first in my Water Dance project.
Photographers go to great lengths and expense to keep their cameras still so that a sharp image will be rendered. It is perhaps why I find it so liberating to move mine while shooting. Part of my Swiping the World, One Photograph at a Time Project.
Title: Following the light
Into the Light Benefit Exhibition for Friends of the Rail Park, September 7th - October 5th, 1300 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia. So excited to be one of the 200 curated artists.
I'm really proud and excited to be featured in the current issue of Radius Magazine, though I must say, it's also a wee bit scary to be out there in print.
"Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city." Frank Gehry, American Architect
Just stay at the center of the circle and let all things take their course. ~ Tao Te Ching
Excited to be part of the Juried Down to Earth Exhibition at the Plays and Players Gallery, 1714 Delancey Street, Philadelphia. Show runs through June 16th.
Truly excited to be part of the New Hope Art League Juried Art Show. Show runs from April 6th-20th. Opening reception is Friday, April 6th, 6-8pm at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, 18902.
So excited to be part of two exhibitions opening tomorrow.
There's just something about buildings designed by architect Frank Gehry. Their flow, texture, changing light and shadows makes my heart sing. This image was captured at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Rivulets of silver rain reflect along the wall of glass
Hopeful and blue
Individual drops of life-igniting pearls
One, then two and soon a thousand heart beats pound against the roof in a confluence of water force
They pour together into pools and puddles and overflowing banks
Becoming streams and rivers flowing deep into the roots of a waking thirsty world
Serendipity? A master plan?
I dwell on this for a second or two
At least until the sun bursts through and brings the change
A new light bends in disconcerting shapes like a kaleidoscope of pent up winter energy
Reflecting greens and pinks and buds exploding out beyond my window pane
Drinking it all in and opening
Trunks and branches, stems and petals, reaching up in gasps and swirls
As spring unfurls
PhotoLyrics - Poetry by Mark Safran - Photograph by Doré Vorum
Look up, look down, look all around
Up in the air or on the ground
Come for a walk, come for a ride
There's so much to see so come outside
Often when I wander with my camera this children’s poem plays in my head. I come home with pictures when shooting at eye level, but when I look up, look down, look all around, magic happens.
Oh the photographs I would capture on a recent trip to Brooklyn: the river, bridges, and architecture, danced in my head. Alas, my hopes dropped as quickly as the temperature the day I visited. I knew it was time to head inside when my finger could no longer press the shutter, frost nipped. What to do? I went to the Brooklyn Museum which offered warmth, incredible art and an amazing glass ceiling. Lying in the middle of the atrium floor, I took countless photographs of the ceiling including the image above.
Not what I expected or hoped for, but by allowing myself to see new possibilities, something different.
Many years ago an amazing photographer shared these words of wisdom "If you see red, shoot it". It is a mantra I have followed to this day. Though over time I've modified it a bit to include black and white. Seeing the three colors together, like this image in Tampa, makes my heart sing.
re·flec·tion, noun. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. "the reflection of light"
When I share my reflection photographs, folks are curious about how I saw the scene. It is something I find difficult to explain because it is not what I saw, but a feeling that drew me in. It is the feelings of wonderment, lightness, happiness, curiosity and serendipity that I try to capture with my camera.
Reflections: San Antonio Riverwalk 5. Minor adjustments to exposure, but pretty much what came out of my camera.