Saratoga Health & Wellness Exhibition (ongoing)...
Images 101- (this page) --updated July 12, 2018
My partner and I attend Saratoga Health & Wellness for fitness training. I asked Nicholas Galuardi and Michael Lapolla (owners of SH&W) if I could use a couple of walls to hang photos, swapping them out every week or so to keep the exhibit fresh. They kindly gave permission.
The purpose of this page is to provide some background for the photos I selected for display, as well as to offer visitors to my website a chance to see the photos if they are unable to see the exhibition in person. Of course, if you live anywhere close to Saratoga Springs, you'd be welcome to visit the facility at 538 Maple Ave (Rte 9) and check it out (call 518-306-6987). Note that only 13-14 photos are displayed at a time, but if you're interested in a photo that isn't currently displayed, just ask Nick or Mike and I'll bring it in the next time I'm at the facility. All canvas prints displayed here are available for sale at Saratoga Health & Wellness, or can be ordered directly from me at email@example.com. A portion of each sale is donated to SH&W.
[Photos are ordered from most recent]
109. After the Flood. Digital Collage. Canvas Photo, 36"x 12".
This digital collage was created from actual photosI took in Mass MoCA of walls in various parts of the complex. I arranged the photos in Adobe InDesign ,then applied a 'flood' using an app appropriately called "Flood." If you scroll down to #105 below, you'll se a version of this image without the flood, but I think adding the flood gives the collage more impact. Note: the dark parts of the wall closest to the 'water' were not added--they form the lower part of the walls themselves...
108. Pebbles. iPhone7+, 2017. Saratoga Springs, NY. Canvas Photo, 20" x 16".
107. Spring Tree Buds. Canon Rebel XT, 2008. Saratoga Springs, NY. Canvas Photo, 20" x 16".
Shot a while back (yikes, 10 years!), I still like the freshness (and pristine quality) of these leaves late in late April. By the way, it does provide proof of the staying power of the colors of canvas prints.
106. Wisteria. iPhone 5S, 2014. Shugborough Estate, UK. Canvas Photo, 20" x 16".
Wisteria growing in profusion at Shugborough Estate, Rugely, UK
105. Mass MoCA walls collage, 2018.North Adams, MA. Canvas Photo, 36" x 12".
This is another collage made up of Mass MoCA photos, this time walls around the buildings.
104. The pond at the Clark Institute. Canon 80D, 2018. Williamstown, MA. Canvas Photo, 36" x 24".
Tucked in beside the Old Gallery at the Clark is a delightful pond. I was mostly interested in photographing birds at the pond, but this caught my eye as a particularly interesting view. I have no idea what the post and board used to be, but it set off the composition nicely.
103. Face in Barnwood. iPhone 7+, 2017. East Rupert, VT. Canvas Photo, 40" x 30".
Visiting friends in Vermont, I was amazed that their old barn has so many faces in the old boards. This is one of them. Originally I made a small (8" x 8") black-and-white version of it (see below) , but recently I decided it might work better in color, as well as in much larger print.
102. Katydid Grasshopper. iPhone 7+, 2017. Saratoga Springs, NY. Canvas Photo, 16" x 16".
This grasshopper arrived on our porch this last summer, and climbed up onto the back of an Adirondack chair, where it stayed for quite some time. I just had to photograph it, but only recently had a canvas print made for it.
101. Block Island Surf. iPhone 7+, 2017. Block Island, RI. Canvas Photo, 40" x 20".
Taken in August, 2017, at the same time as #96 (below), this was further up the beach where the surfers were. I especially liked the quality of the spray, as well as the turquoise color of the water in the foreground. I also liked the juxtaposition of the two.