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Partners' Picks of Featured and Guest Photographers
Overload by John Kosboth

by John Kosboth

 John’s work is meant to make you think.  Often, when you ask John what a particular photograph is about, he’ll say; “What does it mean to you?”  He’ll smile at you as you attempt to figure it out, knowing full well that that is always difficult to do. He knows what it means to him, but there is no wrong answer. John really wants to know what YOU see! So, here goes. I would assume that there is a tree house in the center of this photo as you can see the large trunk rooted firmly in the ground and the “ship” fully impaled by the trunk, but wait, there are massive billowing sails as if this tree-house-ship was actually going to move. Note the small “memory” just to the right of the mother ship! The Gallery lights and fan illuminate the scene nicely and keep our reality in check. John is telling us that our imagination is held in check by our deep roots that we find so hard to release so we can escape into all those clouds. The dark rectangle is the small world we have experienced the rest we have yet to discover. Finally, the swing. This is the connection to our childhood. Look how far it extends to the top. Imagination is where our child is.

Brooklyn Girl by Devin Mack
Family Carwash by Devin Mack
Time for Ice Cream by Devin Mack


by Devin Mack

There are many of Devin’s photographs that easily deserve an acknowledgement of their quality, but this set of three photographs – Girl on the Brooklyn Promenade, Family Car Wash and Time for Ice Cream are great examples of the kind of street photography that tell stories. They are un-staged, captured in a moment from which we, as viewers, can invent a past history or project a future.  Each carries an emotional signature.

Is the girl sitting on the Brooklyn promenade just out for a walk?  Is she anticipating a get-together with someone?  Did a companion leave her sitting there refle­­­­­cting on their last conversation?  She is in focus both photographically and in our own attention… and then we can see the open space, the Bridge, and the iron fence fading into the distance.  Both the main character and the setting are beautifully presented.

The Family Car Wash brings a smile, just as it does for the girl being lifted to spray the roof of the family car.  It’s a moment in the stream of water and the delight of both father and daughter.  The young son may be patiently waiting his turn.  

Ice cream.  Just sitting, enjoying the moment…or, looking at the woman’s face more closely.… Is that a frown?  What is she seeing?  Or feeling?  There’s a watch on her left arm.  Is that her late husband’s old watch?

The three photographs are daily life unfolding for very different people – and they give us a chance to share them, if only for a moment.  Thanks, Devin. 

Handles Two by John Retallack


Handles Two
by John Retallack

John presents three images of handles from old cars in TriTone Prints (Black Ink with two Pantone inks) making for a controlled color space. These handles lovingly photographed, as relics of days gone by. 

The handles are arranged carefully but not symmetrically, and display varying amounts of corrosion. These contrast with the handles that are used today in autos, especially since there are fewer and fewer handles used. It is doubtful that in forty years or so there will be remnants of parts from today's cars available in this  condition.

 The camera is directed not straight down but at an angle with minimal shadows on the off white background.  One wishes that the real handles were available, to be able to feel the patina and rough surfaces that time has added to them. But the photograph lets one imagine handling these objects which is almost as satisfying.

 Too many remnants of the past are hidden away in old barns, garages or even thrown out. John has insured that at least these objects will be seen and enjoyed by a large audience.


Flamingo Reflection
by Daniel Silver

Daniel has exhibited a beautiful series of wildlife photographs.  Flamingo Reflection is a small gem.

Seven flamingos line up in a straight line, each one posing slightly differently. They are evenly spaced and beautifully contrasted against the dark background.  What makes this photograph so good is that each one is clearly reflected in the water…almost as if they were standing on a mirror. 

 So this photograph combines both excellent wild life photography with a very strong graphic composition. 

The pink of the flamingos is really the only major color in this photograph. There are no distracting background colors which would detract from this composition. The photograph has a calming effect upon the viewer, making it something that one could enjoy looking at after a stressful day. 

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