September 7, 2009

Siteseeing: Pix Channel

I came across this marvelous little site containing online interviews with variety of notable photographers. And when I saw that one of its featurettes included Andy Summers, a hero of mine both as a guitarist and as a photographer, I was sold.

Pix Channel is a collaboration between photographer Randi Lynn Beach and graphic designer Doug Beach, and they have done a wonderful job. Don’t miss it!

September 2, 2009

MEG in the Economist

I knew that when I became a member of the Multiple Exposures Gallery earlier this year that I was joining a group of fine art photographers who were recognized as some of the best in the DC area. But I never imagined that that recognition would extend across the pond. So it was quite a surprise and a delight to read the following excerpt published in the online edition of the Economist magazine. “…the Multiple Exposures Gallery is first-rate, displaying not merely beautiful pictures but inventive techniques as well.” Indeed!

Following is a link to the full article in which MEG is singled out among the artists’ spaces at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

Works: Brutalist Upthrust

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HHS Building, Washington, DC.

This is one of the first images I made with my new ultra-wide lens. The perspective distortions inherent with wide angles were corrected in Photoshop. There are some instances where I prefer exaggerated angles and unnatural convergences, but for this image I felt it was important for the horizontal lines to remain parallel.

On a different note, check out the awesome cloud coverage! DC experienced an unusually stormy summer earlier this year which resulted in some of the most dramatic skies I’ve ever seen here. I’ll be writing more about this in a later post, but suffice it to say, mother nature provided this summer.