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Partners' Picks of the Show


  by John Kosboth, JFK/AJVK

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Partners' Picks of Featured and Guest Photographers
My Mind at 89 by John Kosboth


My Mind at 89
by John Kosboth

On all these walls, an amazing display of photographs, that John insists on calling snapshots, which take  the viewer from country to city to portraits from the street — all of them touching what is real — there, to see with outer vision. 

And here is an expression of the inner sight— created by a so-creative mind, woven and layered with color, shape, images, poems and patterns.  “My Mind at 89” is a montage inviting us into memories, thoughts and emotions.  We might ask, so what is John saying, what does it mean?  But better still, we can take a trip across the canvas.  Right there in front, there’s a young man with his arm over the shoulders of another — a someone, maybe anyone, maybe you, walking into the stories spread out before us.   There, the swings, empty, but the shadows of those unseen, swinging.  A woman’s face with eyes upon us.  Poems of loss and the beauty of remembrance, and in the many small windows there below the flag spread out in the wind are remembered faces.  See that space of white and at one end a tiny lonely tree. And there again are couples walking, small…yes… and being seen.   A hand and a wedding ring, a red horizon and turbulence.  Faces, perhaps a tear, a crow, a circle filled with moving shapes and there, too, a face. Echos from the roofs and a robin’s egg.  The rushing car throwing multi-colored dust into the world, a field of green, the floating landscape, a jump or is it a reach for a rope — what it is (or not) can be a guess.

The Moon, a pair of graphic hands, the one had touched the other, leaving oh so faint a trace.  It holds a rose that casts its shadow on the ruffled tie unfolding from the whitest collars, and reflections.

Look closely.  There is so very much more.  Let your own world unfold as you see.


Electric Western by Jim Dusen

Electric Western
by Jim Dusen

Jim has been showing at the gallery for 11 years!  The Partners really appreciate his support of the Gallery as well as his photographs over the years. This work is a departure from many of the photographs he shown in the past and it shows the breath of his skills in making excellent photographs.

The iconic western portrait technique is used for the bulk of the photographs in a very effective manner. Electric Westerner takes these  photographs one step further and introduces very interesting post processing techniques that bridge the gap between the old-time west and the electronic age.

It’s amazing to see this one photograph among  the other classic portraits, offering a strong counterpoint to the grizzled and bearded man of the old west. Jim takes a risk in deviating from the theme of the rest of his photographs, however this risk was definitely worth taking and makes this overall exhibit and even more interesting one.

Great Blue Heron by Paul English


Great Blue Heron
by Paul English

Paul has provided a wonderful series of photographs of birds, many of which are in flight. The majesty of these creatures is wonderful to behold, and Paul has done an excellent job capturing them in active scenes showing their grace and beauty.

Paul uses new technology to make the capturing of birds in flight within the frame of the camera, an apparently great improvement over the more traditional methods of photographing birds.

Great Blue Heron is a beautiful example of these photographs. The spread of the wings is so graceful, almost hypnotic in its beauty.  He wonderfully captures the feathers in their elegance and  the defocused background provides such a rich color pallet .  The heron flies suspended in the air, legs trailing behind, wingtips flared.

The skilled use of the tracker and the equally skilled image preparation and printing has led to a wonderful collection of startling photographs of these beautiful birds. 

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe by John Retallack

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe
by John Retallack

John has not lost his attention to obtained from his earlier years as a product photographer.  Each image in this series of taillights is tack sharp and beautifully displayed. As John has stated, body design of these older vehicles evolved slowly in the early years and taillights and headlights were the opportunity for designers to be more creative. Each of the taillight photos in this collection has been treated as a portrait, one of John’s other favorite genres.  In the” image John has captured the sharp angularity of the red chevron-like taillight against the smooth and deep curve of the black rear quarter panel.

Two Blue Herons and Chicks by Nancy Ridenour

Two Blue Herons and Chicks
by Nancy Ridenour

Nancy has provided us a wonderful collection of Florida birds.  Each is rich with color on canvas gallery wraps. Two Blue Herons and Chicks is the one that resonated with me as it’s so impactful, both with the source of light and the “dance” where the parents of these young chicks seem to be frozen. Light is one of the elements that direct our attention in a photograph. Focus is another.  In this photography both elements lead us directly to the parents and the chicks. There appears to be two light sources.  One is directly on the four birds and the other lights the background.  Together with the dark framing element and the difference in focus, the birds seem to be lifted off the background. Nancy has been making photographs for only a short time, yet all her photos are exceptional. This one, in my opinion, stands out from the others.


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