Hudson Valley from Above
Photography Exhibition by
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, 5-7 pm
Exhibition: May 2 - August 5, 2018
Artist talk and drone demo
Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm
Locust Grove, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
In synch with Imogen Cunningham statement “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow”, with my photographs I am always in pursuit of capturing something unique and distinct. For this reason, I explore many different subjects at several distinct levels, and expanding my vision is a crucial yet constant struggle, my consistent goal. This is reflected in my images for this exhibition. I felt like I needed a new challenge since I had been shooting at eye-level for years. Always in search of a different point of view, two years ago I started using a drone for aerial photography. Now, as FAA certified pilot, I can really try to scout new locations, dare to test new unusual outlooks and perspectives.
A drone camera offers a fresh way to see the world. Aerial photography can convey distinct ways of looking at our human interaction with nature. Viewed from above, often the distinct lines, patterns, shapes and colors of the scene below pull my attention more than the overall landscape itself. The drone's capacity to fly higher or stay closer to the ground lends me a unique ability to control more precisely which particular features of the landscape are captured at a given moment.