The next exhibit in the UU Gallery features landscape photography by Laszlo A. Szakala from March 1 through April 28.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Laszlo came to the United States in 1991. After learning English, he pursued his lifelong dream by earning a degree in Fine Art Photography, with an emphasis on black and white printing, in 1997. He resides in Baileys Harbor with his wife and three children.
Laszlo specializes in black and white and color landscape photography, with a focus on rock formations, trees and flowing water. He has found his subjects throughout the United States, in California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin. He uses a 4 x 5 large-format film camera and prints by hand. He does not use digital equipment or techniques. Influences on his work include Ansel Adams, John Sexton and Howard Bond, under whom he studied.
His work is a part of the permanent collection at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay and is held in many private collections. Although Fine Art Photography is not a career for him, it remains his passion and a joy that draws him back time and time again.
The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1-3 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11am-12:30 pm Sunday, and by appointment at 854-7559.