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Peter's Picks of the Month

May 21 - June 15, 2008

Daniel P. Crozet

Peter Marr picks his favorite photos of the show
by the featured and guest photographers


All images copyright by the individual photographers

Clouds Series by Daniel P. Crozet

Clouds Series #P35
Daniel P. Crozet

Rather than comment on one particular image as the "best" in this exhibition, I would rather reflect on the exhibition as a whole, leaving each viewer to decide on their own, which print is most meaningful to them.

Daniel Crozet's unique, sublime images and transformations are exquisitely presented on inkjet paper, canvas, and most delicately on silk fabric, especially created by Jane Ellen B. As an added bonus, some of the images are accompanied by thought-provoking poems by Alicia Vandevorst. One has to marvel at the wonderful way that Daniel has captured fleeting moments in time, and how he has interpreted these images in the digital media. These weightless clouds float away, ever-changing, and transport us into a sea of wonder and anticipation, divine moments, caught in time. We see clouds that are soft, serene, powerful, majestic, gentle, awe-inspiring. We see a spectrum of dramatic, vibrant color and shape all the way to an almost monochromatic burst of light in the dark sky, all beautifully captured in Daniel's prints. Nature uniquely models these shapes in the sky. The sun constantly interacts with the subject, the wind billows and caresses, sometimes lovingly. Other times more menacingly, all combining to give us unique portraits, which constantly change with every second of time. One is left breathless, by how nature can be so powerful, so majestic, yet can be delicate, fragile and enchanting. Daniel has captured and molded these fleeting images into the exquisite and delightful prints that we see in this outstanding exhibition.


Dandelion Kiss by Elsa Kettinger


Dandelion Kiss
by Elsa Kettinger

Elsa Kettinger has a delightful evocative talent, shown in a display of delicate, painterly portraits that are visually stunning and though-provoking. The graphic design and artistic inspiration is very evident in all of the prints, and I really love the wonderful, pastel rendition of the rose. I have chosen the print of the little girl to comment further on, for this lovely portrait emphasizes all of Elsa's photographic and printing talents. The soft, delicate, pastel-inspired portrait captures the true innocence of youth, the fragile nature of life, and the vision of the future through the eyes and reflection of a dandelion bloom. The delicate background of exquisite pale greens to light pinks augment the portrait so wonderfully. This is just an outstanding composite image, that any master painter of the impression-post impression era would have been proud to have painted. A beautiful image.

Fast Tracks to Nowhere by Sciarabba

Fast Tracks to Nowhere
by - Brian Sciarabba

Brian's display of traditional color prints show a large gamut of subject matter, largely monochromatic, all beautifully photographed and presented. The "Fast Track to Nowhere" is a print that encourages the viewer to pause and look into for quite a while, and to explore the mystery which is the decisive element in this print. In the mind, the print goes dramatically back in time, to the age of steam engines, railway transportation, travel and exploration. How the pioneers forged west after the early settlers, certainly into the unknown, so wonderfully captured with the ghostly colored glow as the rail lines disappear into the distance. Hopefully this may not be an omen of the  future, where rail may eventually go away, but that it is a symbol of the mist and fog lifting, and the trains once again becoming the transportation of the future. Certainly this is an image that can both excite and mystify, one which each viewer can come up with their own vision of what it means to them.


Peter Marr

We are very grateful to Peter for his thorough
review and selection for Peter's Picks.

Peter was born in England in 1935 and came to live in the United States in 1968. He worked for the Eastman Kodak Company for 34 years, retiring in 1998. During his employment and continuing into retirement, he has been an enthusiastic amateur photographer. His photography has won him numerous awards throughout Kodak and in International Salons, including 5 George Eastman Medals, which is the top honor awarded to the most outstanding picture in the Annual Kodak International Salon. He has served as a judge in both local and international photographic competitions for the past 20 years, and is a Past president of the Kodak Camera Club and past chairman of many of the Kodak Camera Club organizations. In the past five years or so, he has devoted his photographic skills and interest into nature photography, notably bird photography. His bird photography has been the subject of several one-person exhibits, the most recent being at Ding Darling NWR, in Sanibel, Florida, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, and at the Webster Public Library in Webster, NY.

We are pleased for this show to have an exhibit of some of his bird photographs masterfully taken and printed as one of our guest photographers.


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