OK, let’s let the cat out of the bag! You might have seen the small teaser on the sidebar “JPC”, now the full announcement. The noted fine art photographer, one of the Canon Explorers of Light, Epson master printer, X-Rite Coloratti, and accolades continues, will be visiting PSRI on October 5, 2010.
Johnathan Swift said “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”. Photography, good photography often requires seeing beyond the obvious and that requires developing a keen eye, a level of awareness that goes beyond mere looking. John Paul in his presentation, “Illuminating Creativity” will explore topics that will facilitate connecting with your inner feelings with your environment to see photographic possibilities that may escape a frustrated eye. John Paul runs workshops on the subject. Although we will hear only an abridged version in our limited session, the benefits will likely be long lasting. It will be a meeting you don’t want to miss. We will invite our sister clubs to participate in the presentation, so come early!
John is also a self-publisher using on demand printing technology, particularly at Blurb.com. I will purchase some of his books and bring them to the meeting for him to sign. I want to share his bookstore at Blurb in case you want to do the same. I have seen John’s original prints and would like to comment on the contemplative nature of his work both for him and for the viewer. Each photograph will reveal layers of delight and meaning as one gazes on them and repeated viewing will reward the viewer every time. This process is akin to the reverse of the art of vision I mentioned above, what he saw and made a part of his photograph gradually reveals itself in a series of layers. His vision is unique, his technique is totally transparent, exactly the way I like. His mastery of Photoshop earned him a place in Photoshop Hall of Fame, but his work never oozes out technique, this to me is the epitome of mastery of the technique.
Here is where you can view his books and purchase some if you like. I’m getting “Reflection” and “Correspondence”