Archive for the ‘Fauna’ Category
Another show at my local gallery has opened. At Confluence Gallery in Twisp, Washington www.confluencegallery.com, artists were asked to interpret the idea of “Tracks”. I chose some imagery that was inspired by the larvae trails beneath the bark on the firewood I put up for the winter heat. I am intrigued by natural forces like erosion, and these serendipitous waunderings with purpose . I question what made these simple insects construct such an intricate and beautifully-unique pattern? I have more in the series that I did not exhibit, and if interested, please contact me. The show opened January 10 and ends February 14. There is a variety of interpretations and mediums in the show, and if you are in the area, I encourage you to stop by.
Tracery 3. Pigment ink print on cotton printmaking paper, on wood panel, varnish. 14″ x 11″.
Tracery 2. Pigment ink print on cotton printmaking paper, on wood panel, varnish. 12″ x 12″.
image copyright © Ken Smith 2015 all rights reserved.
It seems like I am all over the place in images presented in this journal…..a nude, a flower, a pilot, a chicken. They have one thing in common. They are the pages turned in my photographic adventure. Something in common might be they are all an attempt to express a moment, or transcend that moment. There is something ‘behind’ every thing that is consciously seen, and maybe the quest in my work, is the attempt to express that mystery.
This image is of a neighbor’s proud free range chicken. It was photographed with a Salyut-C Hasselblad look-alike, Vega 120mm f2.8 lens, and Macophot 100 speed film. The Vega is my favorite lens on this camera.
One of the reasons I started this blog was the opportunity to show images I have made or are making that may never be part of my fine art photography website. In the lee of the recent Valentine’s Day celebration, I thought this rose image appropriate.
I titled it Rose Spider, tho I’m sure there isn’t such a spider in existence, except for maybe this one day. The image was made years ago with my trusty Canon F-1, and 50mm f3.5 macro lens. Remember Kodachrome film?