january 31 - march 01, 2015
there is something to be said about the impact of a finely crafted monochromatic photographic print. photographers Julian Ferreira and Steve Speer share photographs of Croatia and New York in an exhibit which highlights traditional methods of image creation, namely, silver gelatin and carbon printing.
opening reception: january 30 | 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Julian Ferreira did his formal training at Lincoln College of Art in England, he then moved to Calgary Canada where he worked as a commercial & movie stills photographer. Now as partner in The Camera Store, his time is divided between the store, his horse ranch & his family, while still working at his art.
Owning a camera store that carries everything photographic imaginable, he has used just about everything imaginable. However most of his personal art is still shot on the same vintage twin lens Rolleiflex film camera that he has been using for the past 35 years.
The images displayed are hand printed by the photographer in a traditional darkroom, making each one a unique piece, created on fiber based silver gelatin paper which is then archivally toned.
Urban Landscapes - New York City
Steve Speer travels to photograph. As a landscape photographer, the urban landscape holds a particular interest; especially in places like Europe where history runs deep and there is so much achitectural uniqueness. Says Steve; “The urban and rural landscapes of Croatia were photogenically remarkable and I found myself immersed in the textures of this beautiful country. I was particularly interested in the ‘old towns’ which were part of every city we visited. From the main streets which were polished to a mirror finish by foot traffic over milenia, to the rough textures of the outer walls, I found myself continually attracted to the ever-present light, line and textures.”
The images in this exhibition are the result a three week, six cities trip to Croatia in the summer of 2014 and are presented as black and white, carbon prints; created under the expert eye of Costas Costoulas of Resolve Photo.
I hope you enjoy viewing the photographs as much as I enjoyed creating them.
Dedicated to my friend, Doug Goddard – 1955 to 2015
Urban / Rural Landscapes – Croatia