A Walk along the Dark Side

My art business is centered around a couple of analog photographic techniques that use silver gelatin papers–film photography/darkroom printing and lumen printing. I’ve had some critical success, and several of my analog prints have been juried into local and international exhibitions.

A few months ago, I happened to be walking through my neighborhood shortly after sunrise. We had had a couple of days of heavy rain, which made walking on the flooded sidewalks somewhat dicey. While walking in the streets, I came upon a flooded corner that fascinated me with its reflection. Thankfully, I had my new phone with me, and even better, I had just learned how to use it. I took quite a few photographs of the street. Anyone watching me must have wondered what I was doing. The following two digital images from that impromptu photo session have been juried into two exhibitions.

“Treeflection II” was selected for the Trees exhibition at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Kevin Tully, one of the directors of the gallery, was the juror for this exhibition that runs from April 29 through June 9, 2022.

When asked by Amanda Smith of A Smith Gallery if I had gone over to the dark side, I assured her that the image was a momentary dalliance with digital than a permanent move to the dark side.

“Treeflection I” was selected for the Botanicals exhibition at SE Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina. Wendi Schneider was the juror for this exhibition that will run from July 1 through July 30, 2022. A framed version of this 14″x11″ print is available in my studio.

Published by mellowdee55

I'm an alternative and traditional photographer living in Houston, Texas. Before stretching my creative wings, I was a content strategist for a software company. During the later part of my tenure there, I learned a lot about the U.S. medical industry when I acted as a patient advocate for my father.

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