Photo Lecture Series – February 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars for our bi-monthly photo series showcasing three local photographer’s work in a show and tell format. Each photographer will share their body of work, as well as their approach in creating the work.
* Light fare will be provided, but feel free to bring appetizers, beer or wine to share as this is a community focused event.
Date & Time
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
I am concerned with photography that tells stories, relates experiences, and reveals people as dynamic subjects. Drawing my inspiration from legacy styles and processes, my goal with portraiture is to portray universal struggles with a sense of larger-than-life urgency. In my work I strive to depict my subjects in ways that simultaneously expose more than the everyday facade, yet also allude to further barriers left standing. I am equally concerned with what is being hidden from view as what is being shown. People interact with the world through the measured use of overt mannerisms and hidden thoughts. My aim is to take account of the evidence of this balancing act.
I have been creating photographs for 10 years, concentrating on traditional film and wet darkroom techniques. I am an alumni of the photography program at City College of San Francisco, and in January of 2014 I earned a Masters Degree in Photography from Kingston University, London. My personal practice centers on portraiture and fashion, and when not creating photographs I am a photography and darkroom teacher.
L. Herrada Rios
When I began my career as a photographer, I did not know what to expect. All I knew is that I wanted to shoot everyone and every thing. Finding the dark humor in the mundane and the warmth in the strangers around me, I developed a genuine enthusiasm for capturing life’s follies and everyday triumphs. With every encapsulated moment, I capture the brightness of life.
My most recent works have been shot on assignment, though, more often than not, what ends up being used are images that are devoid of time and place, interjected with lightheartedness and (at times) unseemly juvenile humor. My vision for my on-going body of work is to bring lightness to even the bleakest of situations in hopes that my images bridge the gap between the whimsy of nostalgia and the ambiance of youth that inhabits us all.
Sean Vranizan is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in San Francisco who uses a multitude of mediums to create spanning from logo branding to photographing with nontraditional cameras. He brings his unique typographic sensibility in the form of hand painted murals, custom font designs, and vintage signage photography. He recently collaborated on a 7-month long project photographing all 48 continental states with a collection of artists based in his native city. This contiguous trip around America will result in a book and a multimedia show of which both are in the works.
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