Time: September 2, 2009 to September 30, 2009
Location: Hosmer Art Gallery, Forbes Library
Street: 20 West St
Website or Map: http://www.forbeslibrary.org
Event Type: exhibit, gallery, photography
Organized By: Hosmer Gallery
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2009
Reception Wednesday, September 9, 6:30-8 PM
Len Seeve is inspired by the words of Alfred Stieglitz, "In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality." It is in Stieglitz's subtle reality that the process of reproduction ends, and the art of photography begins. Len began photographing 40 years ago, but since digital imaging made it possible to get out of the darkroom and focus on the creative side of the art, he has experienced a rekindling of his passion for photography.
Len describes his work this way: "As for the subject matter of my photographs, it almost always plays a secondary role. Each of my works is intended to be viewed as a study in shape, color, and texture. The subjects I choose are widely varied - buildings and bridges often emphasize a certain stark geometric structure; natural scenery can serve as a foundation for experimentation with color and focus. Whatever the subject, my works are images first, reproductions second."
Len Seeve is a Psychiatrist living in Amherst, MA, where he is an active member of the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists. Since winning the first prize in the Valley Portfolio 2001 Photography Exhibit, his work has been shown at several locations in the Pioneer Valley area, including solo exhibits at the Springfield Museum of Art, Jones Library, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, the Baystate Medical Center Galleries as well as the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro.
He uses a Canon D5 digital camera and prints the images predominantly on a Hewlett Packard Printer with archival fine art papers. Images are enhanced and manipulated using Adobe Photoshop.