By Jane Delcarson
Steven and Arlene Stanger of Baileys Harbor will be exhibiting their photographed images at the UU Gallery during the month of September. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 1 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. The public is invited.
Steve has an eye for design, manipulating his camera for effects. Steve states,” I enjoy capturing small, intimate sections of the subject matter I photograph. My photography generally results in an abstract rendering of the scene. These abstract renderings accentuate the inherent interest that form, shape, lines, angles and tonal quality project, leaving the viewer to contemplate the global composition of the original scene.”
“The cubist affect is achieved by shooting through three mirrors duck taped together. Reflections are all natural either in water or close ups of windows in Chicago skyscrapers. I also am doing in-camera multiple exposures. I will be showing techniques of multiple exposure, reflections, and vortographs (shooting through mirrors) as well as using a closer than normal point of view relative to the subject matter. My hope is to create a contemplative and interactive relationship between photographer and viewer.”
Arlene uses various kinds of photographic equipment. She exhibits both non-digital and digital photographs, using a simple Holga camera for the non-digital photography. Arlene explains, “The film is developed commercially and then I scan the negatives into my computer for editing and printing”. She uses a Nikon CoolPix for digital imaging and she also enjoys the capability of iPhone and its apps.
The Stanger’s have shown their photography in juried shows in Madison, Wisconsin as well as in Door County at the Peninsula School of Art, Miller Art Museum, and The Hardy Gallery. They were published in the Hal Grutzmacher Writer’s Expose and Photography Jubilee. Their website is StangerImage.com.
UU Gallery hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-3 pm and Sunday 11-12:30. For more information, call (920) 854-7559