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The Portrait

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 8, 2019, 3:02 PM
One of my photos has been accepted into in the juried exhibition, 'The Portrait', darkroomgallery.com/ex107  at the Darkroom Gallery,  Essex Junction, Vermont, USA.  The show opens on April 4th, 2019 and closes on May 12th, 2019.

The juror is Amy Homes George, www.amyholmesgeorge.com/   who is a fine art photographer, educator, and past Executive Director of the Texas Photographic Society. She earned an MFA in photography from Clemson University and a BFA  in photography and graphic design from Miami University.

Exhibited widely throughout the U.S. as well as in Italy, England, France and China, her work has been featured in over one hundred exhibitions and is housed in several permanent collections, including The Getty, The Kinsey Institute and the Fratelli Alinari Museum in Florence, Italy. Her work has also been featured in a variety of books, such as 'The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes' by Christopher James.

Here is the photo that was selected:




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Wet

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 19, 2019, 3:42 PM
One of my photos has been accepted into in the juried exhibition, 'Wet',  darkroomgallery.com/ex106 at the Darkroom Gallery,  Essex Junction, Vermont, USA.  The show opens on February 7, 2019 and closes on March 17, 2019.

The juror is Elizabeth Opalenik,  elizabethopalenik.com/ who is a photographic artist, educator and freelance photographer.  Her work is collected and published internationally.  She works with both digital and film and creates traditional black and white and hand colored photographs. She is regarded as one of the world's masters in the Mordancage process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordan%C…  


Here is the photo that was selected:



Between the Raindrops by Metal-Bender


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Surreal

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:41 PM

Two of my photos have been accepted into the juried exhibition, ‘Surreal’ at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA.   darkroomgallery.com/ex105 The show opens on December 20th, 2018 and closes on January 27th, 2019.


The juror is Ralph Hassenpflug,  www.ralphhassenpflug.com/ an internationally acclaimed photographer, with a studio in Camden, Maine, who regularly presents his work in national and international shows. His work consists primarily of black and white images with such themes as exile, dreams, and haunting landscapes. His images are featured in the book, “Doorway to the Temple: Brittany, Personal Images of the Sacred”.  In a collaboration with writer, Kathryn Oliver, his dreamlike images tell the story of his personal journey inward to explore connections, symbols, and mysteries.   www.shantiarts.co/uploads/file…


               
He is well known as a tutor and teacher and offers workshops in the US and Europe. He’s begun a series of workshops, the first to be held in Paris in November, that emphasize the use of dream imagery, depth psychology, and personal vision in creative photography.


Here are the photos that were selected:



Riders on the Storm by Metal-Bender

The Silence by Metal-Bender



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Trees

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 30, 2018, 6:14 PM
One of my photos has been accepted into in the juried exhibition, Trees darkroomgallery.com/ex104 at the Darkroom Gallery,  Essex Junction, Vermont, USA.  The show opens on September 20, 2018 and closes on October 28, 2018.


The juror is Michael Pannier, michaelpannier.com/ He is a fine art photographer and his work is included in collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and India. He hosts and conducts fine art photography workshops in his studio, in Greenville, South Carolina, and on location in Death Valley, the Alabama Hills and the Owens Valley, and Joshua Tree.  A frequent speaker on the Business of Fine Art Photography, curator and portfolio reviewer, he has been involved with gallery design and operations for over 30 years. 




This was the photo that was selected:



Wading Giants by Metal-Bender


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DD

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:41 AM
I received a DD for my photo, 'Writing Poems'.  It was suggested by :iconmep4photography: and featured by :iconeverynextdream:

This was a lovely surprise for sure!






Writing Poems by Metal-Bender




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Thank you so much!!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 3, 2018, 3:19 PM

I received many well wishes and some lovely gifts, from wonderful people here on DA, which made a great birthday even better! The best thing about DA is the community and I really felt the love on my birthday!:heart:



I received wonderful gifts from very talented artists on DA. Please visit their incredible galleries and give them your support!



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Metamorphosis

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 29, 2018, 10:32 AM
One of my photos has been accepted into in the juried exhibition, Metamorphosis   darkroomgallery.com/ex103 at the Darkroom Gallery.  Essex Junction, Vermont, USA.  The show opens on July 25th, 2018 and closes on September 2nd, 2018.


The juror is Wendi Schneider   www.wendischneider.com/      She holds an AA in Art History from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a BA in Painting from Newcomb/Tulane in New Orleans. She turned to photography in the early ‘80s to capture moments of models to reference for paintings and began layering glazes on her photographs to create a more personal interpretation.  

Gilded vellum photographs from her current series States of Grace have been exhibited in solo exhibits at The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA and Galeria Photo/Graphic in San Miguel de Allende, MX, and in group exhibits in more than 60 venues including A Gallery For Fine Photography, Panopticon Gallery, and the Berlin Foto Biennale. Wendi's work has been featured in Blur,DiffusionLenscratchB&W Magazine, Silvershotz, Adore Chroma, and as a Rule Breaker on Don't Take Pictures. A Critical Mass finalist in 2017, Schneider has been honored by the International Photography Awards, the International Color Awards, the Spider Awards, the Gala Awards and the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. 


This is the photo that was selected:


Lost by Metal-Bender


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Open

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 25, 2018, 6:00 PM
One of my photos has been accepted into, and received an honorable mention award, in  the juried exhibition, 'Open', darkroomgallery.com/ex101  at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on February 15, 2018 and closes on March 18, 2018.

The juror is Christy Karpinski,  www.christykarpinski.com/   a fine art photographer who received a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona  and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago . She currently teaches photography and web design at Columbia College Chicago and Evanston Arts Center. She  is also the founder and editor of F-Stop Magazine, www.fstopmagazine.com/  an online photography magazine that promotes contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers. 


This is the photo that was selected:


Windswept by Metal-Bender

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Multiples

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 16, 2017, 6:28 PM
Two of my photos have been accepted in the the juried exhibition, Multiples, at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on September 14th and closes on October 8th,  2017    darkroomgallery.com/ex99

The juror is photographer and writer William Albert Allard  www.williamalbertallard.com/ who has been a major force at National Geographic and in mainstream photography for over 50 years. It is said that as an intern in 1964 his intimate photographs of the Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, were regarded as a landmark in the photographic evolution of the magazine. A former contributor to Magnum Photos, Allard has been published in most of the major magazines in the United States and abroad. Allard is one of the few photographers of his generation whose entire professional body of work is in color. 



These are the photos that were selected:


Three Faces, One Shadow by Metal-Bender



Fall Trio by Metal-Bender



Also, I haven't been on DA much lately as I've been working on two large projects and  taking on jobs here and there. Between all of it there hasn't been  time for anything else. I'm not sure when things will settle down or when I'll be back. I wish you all the very best.


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Pathways and Passages

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 21, 2017, 9:21 AM
One of my photos has been accepted in the the juried exhibition, Pathways and Passages, at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on August 17th and closes on September 10th,  2017.  darkroomgallery.com/ex98


The juror is Stephen Perloff   www.perloffphoto.com/  who is the founder and editor of The Photo Review (www.photoreview.org)a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous colleges and universities. His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and are in many museum and private collections.



This is the photo that was selected:

The Road I'm On by Metal-Bender




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Thank You So Much!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 3, 2017, 6:53 PM
Thank you so much to my wonderful friends on DA for the birthday wishes and lovely gifts that made a great day even better!:hug:




I'm so honored to receive wonderful gifts from very talented artists here on DA. Please visit their incredible galleries and give them your support!




A date with a flower... by ansdesign:iconansdesign:

Roses for Peggy by Earth-Hart:iconearth-hart:


for peggy.. by fiyonk14:iconfiyonk14:

after the rain by vw1956:iconvw1956:

Happy birthday Metal Bender by ingeline-art:iconingeline-art:



Tech n color Dream 22 by caddman:iconcaddman:



Postcard from Montreal 02 by JACAC:iconjacac:



Also, thank you so much for the points :iconscottyjheo: and :iconlayla199:






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Streetwise

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 27, 2017, 4:28 PM
One of my photos has been accepted in the the juried exhibition, Streetwise, at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on May 25th and closes on  June 18,  2017.   darkroomgallery.com/ex95


The juror is  street photographer Bruce Gilden.   www.brucegilden.com/  He is best known for his candid close-up photos of people on the streets of New York City, using a flashgun. He has had numerous books of his work published, and is the subject of the documentary film: Misery Loves Company: The Life and Death of Bruce Gilden (2007). He has worked in black & white photography most of his life, but recently has begun shooting color and digital in recent years.    









This is the photo that was selected:


Herb by Metal-Bender







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Chiaroscuro

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 30, 2017, 5:53 PM
One of my photos has been accepted in the the juried exhibition, Chiaroscuro, at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on April 27th and closes on  May 21st, 2017. darkroomgallery.com/ex94


The juror is David H. Wells   davidhwells.com/ whose photography and film making  are a combination of fine art and documentary. His  work is created on commercial assignment and through grant-funded projects. Wells uses still, time-lapse, and moving images as well as audio to create award-winning narratives. He is affiliated with Aurora Photos and has had assignments with publications like  Life Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, etc. His work has been featured in solo exhibits at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley, and Harvard University. Wells has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Maine Media Workshops. He is on the faculty of the International Center for Photography in NYC.



This is the photo that was selected:


Parallel Lines by Metal-Bender


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Black and White (and Blue)

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 2, 2017, 7:24 PM
One of my photos has been accepted in the the juried exhibition, 'Black & White (& Blue)', at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on March 2nd and closes on March 26th, 2017.     darkroomgallery.com/ex92


The juror is Michael Kirchoff,  www.michaelkirchoff.com/   a commercial and fine art photographer whose career spans over twenty-five years.  Kirchoff’s fine art imagery has garnered recognition from the IPA Awards, the Prix de la Photographie in Paris, Photographer’s Forum, and Critical Mass. His photographs have been published in Black & White (US and UK) Seities, Esquire (Russia) New Statesman, Blur, Adore Noir, Fraction, SHOTS, and website like Lenscratch and Light Leaked. He continues to exhibit prints internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Kirchoff is also an editor at Blur Magazine, a charter member of the LA Center for Photography, and has been a board member of the LA chapter of the American Photographic Artists (APA).    


This is the photo that was selected:


No Place to Go by Metal-Bender


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Dreams

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 7, 2016, 6:59 PM
Two of my photos have been accepted, with one receiving an honorable mention award, in the the juried exhibition, 'Dreams', at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on January 5th and closes on January 29th, 2017.  darkroomgallery.com/ex90


The juror is Susan Burnstine  susanburnstine.com/  who is an award winning fine art photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published throughout the globe, conducts workshops internationally and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black and White Photography Magazine (UK).

Her work and processes are really amazing.  
Burnstine sought to find a way to portray her dream-like visions entirely in-camera, rather than with post-processing digital manipulations. To achieve this, she has created twenty-one, handmade film cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable and technically challenging. The cameras are primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects, with single-element lenses molded from plastic and rubber.  



Here are the photos that were selected:


(This is the one that received the honorable mention award.)

Lucid Dreaming by Metal-Bender




Blind Torment by Metal-Bender



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The Environmental Portrait

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2016, 2:04 PM
One of my photos has been accepted in the the juried exhibition, 'The Environmental Portrait', at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on September 15th and closes on October 9th, 2016.      darkroomgallery.com/ex86


The juror is Shana Nys Dambrot, who is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine, Contributing Editor for Art Ltd., and a contributor to Flaunt, the Huffington Post, The Creators Project/VICE, Fabrik Magazine, Palm Springs Life, Vs. Magazine, Porter & Sail, and KCET’s Emmy-winning Artbound series. Formerly Managing Editor at Flavorpill.com, previous publications have included the LA Weekly, Modern Painters, Art Review, Artweek, ARTnews, Desert Magazine, Montage Magazine, Bespoke, The Believer, tema celeste, Angeleno, Art Asia Pacific, Bluecanvas, Scene, Coagula, THE Magazine LA, and Juxtapoz. She studied Art History at Vassar College, has written hundreds of essays for art books and exhibition catalogs, curates one or two exhibitions each year, publishes short fiction, and speaks in public at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally.


This is the photo that was selected:

Reading Room by Metal-Bender


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DD

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 31, 2016, 2:29 PM
I received a DD today for my photo, 'Urban Filters'. It was suggested by :iconxtcgm: and featured by :iconeverynextdream:

This was  unexpected and so very nice!



Urban Filters by Metal-Bender

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Optics Illusioned

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 23, 2016, 9:10 PM
One of my photos has been accepted in the the juried exhibition, 'Optics Illusioned', at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on August 18th and closes on September  11th, 2016.    darkroomgallery.com/ex85



The juror is noted photographer and founder of the night photography organization, The Nocturnes, Lance Keimig. www.thenightskye.com/ He is best known for his night photography and his book, Night Photography and Light Painting, Finding Your Way in the Dark, www.thenightskye.com/books/ which was published by Focal Press in August of 2010, and has been translated into 6 languages. He has taught at the New England School of Photography in Boston since 2000, and has also taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Houston Center for Photography, and leads independent workshops across the country. Keimig is a frequent speaker and workshop instructor for photographic events around the country. He has presented and taught at the Photo Plus Expo in New York, and was a featured speaker and workshop instructor at Estudio Brasil in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. He has lectured and taught for the Scottish Photographers Association in Glasgow, The School of Visual Arts in NY, B&H Event Space, and The New England Camera Club Council among others. His photographs are held in numerous collections including The Art Complex Museum In Duxbury, MA, The Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, and the The Grace Museum in Abilene, TX.



This is the photo that was selected:

Walking Through Walls by Metal-Bender

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ARTifact

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 22, 2016, 4:12 PM
One of my photos have been accepted in the the juried exhibition, 'ARTifact', at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show opens on July 21st and closes on August 14th, 2016. darkroomgallery.com/ex84


The juror is Davy Rothbart  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Rot…  who  is a best selling author, Emmy Award winning film maker, and regular contributor to magazines such as GQ and This American Life. He is the creator of Found Magazine,   foundmagazine.com/  a publication dedicated to discarded notes, letters, flyers, photos, lists, and drawings found and sent in by readers. The magazine spawned a best-selling book, Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World, published in April 2004. A second collection was published in May 2006, a third in May 2009. The magazine is published annually and has a worldwide following, it's online blog is updated daily.  



Here is the photo that was selected:



Abandoned Dreams by Metal-Bender



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